The candidate of Peru Libre for the presidency of the Andean country, Pedro Castillo, asked this Wednesday “not to get caught up in provocations from those who want to see this country in chaos”, while his opponent of Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimori, appeals from Nullity against 200,000 votes in which he found “irregularities”.
During Fujimori’s announcement, Castillo called for “peace and quiet” on his Twitter account and asked to continue “firmly and joyfully in this last fight that belongs to all Peruvians.”
Peru Libre had also sent a message in the same direction in its press profile on the same social network: “We call on our militants, supporters and friends to be patient and calm, we are vigilant, we must not fall into the game” Fujimori, um To create chaos and violence, and directly mentioned Fujimori to respect the vote after Castillo declared himself the winner of the election on Tuesday.
“The representatives or auditors of both groups already know the results,” affirmed the party. “Keep the commitments you have signed and talk to us,” he demanded.
For her part, the President of the Council of Ministers, Violeta Bermúdez, called on the candidates to “instruct their supporters to respect democratic forms” and thus go “calmly” into the second round. He also pointed out that the electoral bodies “show an impartial and autonomous work”.
The requests for “silence” from Castillo’s supporters are related to the demonstrations in Peru. In Lima, where there are protest marches for both candidates, incidents were recorded when a group, according to the RPP, spread crimes against the supporters of the leader of Fuerza Popular. Fraud “, this is how ‘El Comercio’ indicates.
According to the official results of the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), Pedro Castillo of Peru Libre leads the vote with 50.2 percent, while Keiko Fujimori of Fuerza Popular with 49.7 percent would lose with 99.1 percent of the minutes recorded.