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Castillo would go into the second round in Peru along with a controversial second candidate, according to the ONPE’s quick count

The ONPE estimates participation in the elections at 73.8 percent

The presidential candidate of Peru Libre, Pedro Castillo, would go into the second round of the presidential elections in Peru along with a controversial second candidate, Hernando de Soto from Avanza País and Rafael López Aliaga from Renovación Popular. Fast lane of the National Office for Electoral Processes (ONPE).

Castillo, a leftist leader who was the surprise of Election Day as he was not counted in the top five polls voted for before that Sunday, garnered 15.81 percent of the vote, up from 11.44 percent.

Castillo would go into the second round in Peru along with a controversial second candidate, according to the ONPE’s quick count
Castillo would go into the second round in Peru along with a controversial second candidate, according to the ONPE’s quick count

In second place would be Hernando de Soto with 14.47 percent of the vote, followed by López Aliaga with 13.13 percent and in fourth place the candidate from Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimori, with 12.18 percent.

Yonhy Lescano, who took part in the elections as the main favorite, and his formation Fuerza Popular are in fifth place with 8.94 percent, followed by Verónika Mendoza, candidate for Together for Peru, with 7.94 percent.

“To indicate that the result we are about to present is an initial preview of the results of the nearest polling stations that have completed testing of our 104 data centers, it is still necessary to process votes from rural cities and votes from overseas. “the boss of ONPE, Piero Corvetto, at a press conference.

Corvetto coded 73.87 percent participation this Sunday on this day and thanked the volunteers who came to the tables to fill the positions if this was not mentioned.

The example of the courtesy of older adults who came to the vote at the recommended time due to the coronavirus pandemic situation was also highlighted.

Pedro Castillo, whom an exit poll by Ipsos Peru for América TV brought to the top of the vote, has expressed his thanks to the “Peruvian people” who, as he celebrated, “have just removed the blindfold from their eyes” .

“They told us that political scientists, constitutionalists and scholars can run a country; they have had enough time, enormous space, decades, decades to watch them leave the country,” he insisted, claiming that “change and the fight has only just begun. “

However, the left leader has claimed to “be vigilant” and “not fall for provocation,” he said, according to Agencia Andina from Cajamarca.

Results in May

On the other hand, the President of the National Election Jury (JNE), Jorge Luis Salas Arenas, has pointed out that the official results of the National Office for Election Processes (ONPE) may be known in the first week of May.

Regarding the votes for the Congress and the Andean Parliament, he influenced in an interview with TV Peru that they could be finally resolved by the last week of May.

“We have to prioritize the presidents’ situation, the presidential list, to remove the uncertainty that interests the country,” he added.

This Sunday the first round of the country’s presidential election was chosen in search of long-awaited political stability after months of open crisis. In particular, the new president of the republic, the two vice-presidents, 130 members of parliament and five representatives of the Andean parliament are elected and 24,290,921 citizens are called to Peruvian territory.

Eighteen presidential candidates from an equal number of political organizations participate in this election process, and no favorite is named in the polls.

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