Thursday, May 26

Elections in Peru: the tight and polarized dispute for the presidency between Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Castillo

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Peru chose this Sunday between Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Castillo to preside over the country.

Peru decided this Sunday between the leftist Pedro Castillo and the rightist Keiko Fujimori in a polarized vote for the presidency that is expected to be very tight.

The country is deeply divided between two opposing candidates amid a triple crisis: health, economic and political.

The most polarized elections in decades in the country follow a political storm that led to four presidents in five years, protests and multiple allegations of corruption against politicians. All this in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that has Peru as the country in the world with the most deaths per capita.

In recent weeks Fujimori was cutting the disadvantage with respect to Castillo, according to polls, which indicate a situation of technical tie.

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