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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:45 PM

Peru's Fujimori leads protest to annul votes as Castillo nears win

June 12, 2021
8:17 PM CDT
Americas

Marco Aquino Marcelo Rochabrun

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Peruvian right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, who is likely to lose a runoff election against her socialist rival, on Saturday led a protest in Lima , calling again for the annulment of votes that did not favor her.

"If the (electoral) jury analyzes this, the election will be flipped, dear friends," Fujimori told thousands of supporters, many waving Peru's red-and-white flag. "I'm the sort of person who never gives up."

Front-runner Pedro Castillo, a member of the left-wing Free Peru party, is close to being named the Andean country's next president, despite Fujimori's unsubstantiated claims of fraud, as the count from the second round of voting earlier this month nears an end.

Castillo, an elementary school teacher who was raised in an impoverished village, was leading the count by 50,000 votes on Saturday evening, with only around 16,000 votes remaining to be counted.

More:
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/socialist-castillo-close-victory-peru-few-votes-remain-be-counted-2021-06-12/

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:46 PM

1. Good grief

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:08 PM

2. The world's current crop of fascists are all slavishly reciting the TrumPutin playbook (nt)

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