Sunday, August 1

Tension in Lima when two marches of followers of Castillo and Fujimori coincide

The Police have had to intervene to avoid confrontations between supporters of both candidates, who hope to know the final result shortly

The Police have had to intervene to avoid confrontations between supporters of both candidates, who hope to know the final result shortly

Different social groups and sympathizers of Keiko Fujimori and his formation, Fuerza Popular, as well as Peru Libre and Pedro Castillo, have marched through the streets of Lima to demand that the electoral authorities resolve “with transparency” the cases of contesting votes behind the second round of the elections on June 6, and to support their leader’s victory, respectively.

As they passed through the vicinity of the headquarters of the National Elections Jury (JNE), the mobilizations in support of the candidates have crossed, to which the National Police of Peru has had to intervene to avoid confrontations.

Regarding the protests, the Interior Minister of Peru, José Elice, announced hours before that those activities that affect the development of the vaccination day against COVID-19 would not be allowed.

“Everyone is guaranteed the right to free expression, but mobilizations or acts that affect or interrupt the vaccination process will not be allowed, which is essential at this time and guarantees the enjoyment of the right to health,” Elice has published on her networks social.

Keiko Fujimori’s supporters, during their march through Lima. EFE

At 99.89 percent of the tally sheets, the leftist Castillo gets 50,145 percent, while Fujimori has 49,855 percent.. However, requests for the nullity of tables and minutes observed in the Special Electoral Juries of the National Elections Jury are still pending.

Castillo called on his compatriots this Saturday to maintain “tranquility” and asked his followers “do not fall for provocation“That their opponents could eventually launch.” Peace of mind to the compatriots who have mobilized, peace of mind. Today is the time when serenity, responsibility, and coldness are needed as well, “the candidate of the leftist Peru Libre party told reporters.

For his part, Fujimori reiterated that since last Monday his party began to receive complaints from citizens of “hundreds of irregularities” allegedly committed during the ballot and that, for that reason, his party presented more than 800 requests for the annulment of votes before the National Jury of Elections (JNE).

Fujimori pointed out that Castillo’s party, Peru Libre, does not want these nullity requests to be analyzed. “because they have a dirty conscience“Fujimori said that” table fraud “and the” international left “are behind the results of the elections that have Castillo as the virtual winner. The candidate did not provide any reliable proof of these accusations.

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