The President of Peru, Francisco Sagasti, has confirmed that he has spoken to people related to both Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, the two candidates for the presidency in Sunday’s elections, with the sole aim of ” to relieve tension “while waiting there. official results “.
“The job of a head of state is to keep the country calm and calm in difficult and complex moments. In this endeavor I made contact with several people who, I understand, are in contact with both candidates,” Sagasti explained that Among his interlocutors, he mentioned the writer Mario Vargas Llosa, who is connected to Fujimori’s candidacy.
The president has asked not to “distort and misinterpret” a decision aimed at keeping calm in such a polarized, complex and difficult environment after Castillo was declared the winner before the results were confirmed and Fujimori Has reported electoral fraud without evidence.
“I will not let any lies or misrepresentation of my words and deeds slip past the enemies of democracy. I will continue to strive to find the best for our country, and I will do so until the last minute of my term of office,” promised Sagasti. which was seized in November in order to provide the country with a minimum of stability until the elections.
At the end of a meeting with observers from the Organization of American States (OAS), the outgoing President reiterated that one of its goals was the “emergency government” to “restore confidence and hope to the people” and insisted on his defense that it would be the last electoral process According to the Peruvian media, it has been “clean and transparent”.
Sagasti has argued that there is “no justification” for using the word “fraud” in the second round of voting, rejecting Fujimori’s claims that have not received any echo outside his own party.