The President of the National Election Jury of Peru (JNE), Jorge Salas, lamented on Tuesday the “bad favor” being done to democracy “by talking about fraud that does not exist” in relation to the complaint of the Popular Force Party and its presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on alleged “table fraud” in Sunday’s elections.
Salas has referred to the denunciations of Fujimori’s education as “opinions” which he calls for “some caution when talking about fraud or the like” because, as he claimed, “it is not the job of the JNE or special juries to promote or promote fraud.” want to twist the will of the people “, report the Peruvian media ‘La República’.
“Fraud implies a concert of wills orchestrated, planned and executed from within, with the aim of bringing about a distorted decision that affects the will of the people and that does not exist, that has not been seen, that does not happen to one’s feverish imagination,” Salas also told the RPP -Channel.
The President of the Electoral Board therefore insisted on the “dangerous and false” statements made by Fuerza Popular, adding that international and national observers “have established that there is no reason to assess the production of fraudulent behavior”.
In this context, Salas has announced that the discussion of the contested protocol – with a formal or material error denounced by a party official – will be publicly transmitted “because of the interest shown in the matter”, an approved “exception” in the plenary session of the electoral body.
“One must think of the country, if hatred and division continue to be sown, I do not know under what, with what will we later continue to unity. How is it possible to sew the individual parts? Because there are those who want to separate, here we must not separate, this is where we have to unite, how can we work properly with people who do not think like me, “added the President of the JNE, also while waiting on the officials to call for “composure” results of the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE).
The second round of the presidential election in Peru took place this Sunday, during which Fuerza Popular candidate Keiko Fujimori faced Peru Libre candidate Pedro Castillo.
Fujimori and his formation condemned “signs of fraud at the table” this Monday, claiming they had “noticed” a “free Peru strategy to bias or delay results” in the process of contesting the protocol. “They are trying to prevent the minutes with the most votes for Fuerza Popular from being counted.”
With 96.791 percent under the microscope, Castillo leads the vote with 50.314 percent, while Fujimori would lose with 49.686 percent.