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Jul 20, 2021

Pedro Castillo wins Peru’s President

Foreign Affairs News Correspondent
Pedro Castillo celebrated after being declared president-elect on Monday. Photo: Guadalupe Pardo/AP
Pedro Castillo celebrated after being declared president-elect on Monday. Photo: Guadalupe Pardo/AP

Finally, Peru has new President.

A far-left union activist Pedro Castillo was declared president-elect Monday night

More than six weeks after the vote, election officials certified Castillo’s victory. Castillo secured 50.1% of the votes against Keiko Fujimori.

51-year-old head of a Marxist Party’s victory was rejected by right-wing opponent Keiko Fujimori saying fraud and refused to accept the results.

But after all, Fujimori’s acceptance of the June 6 election decision by the agency Castillo has been officially certified declaring victory and pave the way to take office on July 28.

Castillo’s election is a remarkable rise for the socialist whose inauguration is scheduled on July 28, the 200th anniversary of Peru’s independence.

Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains.

(agencies’ inputs)

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