© Reuters.The Peruvian conservative Keiko Fujimori spoke to the media after the election jury rejected her recent call to overthrow the results of Peru’s June 6 election, and Pedro Castillo, a socialist competitor, was identified as The next PR in the Andean country lays the foundation
Lima (Reuters)-Peruvian electoral authorities appointed socialist Pedro Castillo as the country’s next president on Monday, officially winning the June 6 runoff against right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori, who accepted The result, but that she was deceived.
The official result was postponed by Fujimori’s appeal, which was designed to cancel some votes on fraud charges. She said that despite this, she is still bound by the law to recognize the verdict of the national election jury.
“I declare Pedro Castillo the President of the Republic and Dina Boluarte the First Vice President,” the election leader Jorge Salas said during a televised ceremony on Monday night.
Earlier in the day, Fujimori said that she would recognize the official result, “because it is stipulated by the law and the constitution that I vowed to defend. In any case, the truth will come to light.”
“They stole thousands of votes from us,” Fujimori, the daughter of the imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, said at a news conference. She appealed to her followers to protest.
“We have the right to mobilize… but in a peaceful way and within the legal framework,” she said.
The Organization of American States, the European Union and the United Kingdom all stated that the elections were clean. The US Embassy in Lima tweeted to welcome the news. “We value Peru’s close ties and hope to strengthen them after their inauguration at Pedro Castillo on July 28,” the tweet said.
Castillo, in his first comment as a presidential voter, called for national unity. “I demand effort and sacrifice in the struggle to make this country a just and sovereign country,” he said.
As the son of a 51-year-old former school teacher and farmer, Castillo promised to redraft the constitution and raise taxes on mining companies.Peru is the second largest copper producer in the world
But he has softened his rhetoric in recent weeks and hinted at a more moderate and market-friendly approach.
Castillo said on Monday that he will strive to achieve economic stability.
“I ask Keiko Fujimori not to put obstacles on the road so that we can move forward and make this a government composed of all Peruvians,” he said.
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