Yehude Simon, leader of the Humanist Party of Peru, has announced that the formation will withdraw its support for the candidacy of Verónika Mendoza, which they now consider “unfair”, to instead support Pedro Castillo in the face of the presidential election of 11 April.
Simon has therefore stated that Mendoza has “lied” to the formation – which is part of the “Together for Peru” coalition – and that, according to information from the RPP station, he will therefore not receive any support.
The also ex-MP stated that Castillo had “coincidences” with the party “and did not betray them”. “There has been a meeting of our party of all bases and it was agreed by a large majority to support Professor Pedro Castillo on the basis of three proposals that he has and that are of vital importance to us,” he said.
He has made it clear that his idea is to give priority to small and medium-sized farmers and “to form a new constitution based on the reality of the country”. Simon has accused Mendoza of lying in a presidential debate in which he alleged that the Führer had been expelled from the alliance.
“You dared not only dirty my name, but also abuse the Humanist Party (…). I am not convicted, I am an investigator,” replied the politician, who made it clear that she was “a thinking is supposed to be a person who has to recognize that what he says affects and she lied “.
“He knows I am on trial, but he does not convict. I expected him to say I was being investigated and it will be the judiciary that defines not to say that I have been expelled. I have no expulsion, “he said.
The one who was also a former minister of Peru has said that his party “will make the appropriate decisions” even though they will not “eliminate” the coalition’s candidacy when the electoral process is over.
Simon is under house arrest for allegedly taking bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht when he was governor of Lambayque.