Point Pedro Castillo is celebrating his election as President of Peru this Monday (19). – Photo: AP Photo / Guadeloupe Prado
The fort was Announced the new president of Peru Monday night (19) after more than 40 days of elections. Because it is Keiko Fujimori, Opposing the candidate, provided resources. Until all of these demands are evaluated, Peru’s justice will not be able to officially formalize the victory of the left-wing candidate until it ends without any fraud being pointed out. The inauguration is scheduled for July 28.
The new Peruvian president was born in Pune, a small Andean town in the province of Chota. Locals usually wear a wide-brimmed hat, as Castillo wore on his travels Even in the only presidential debate that took place during this campaign. He went to vote on horseback in the Andean region of Cajamarca, where he lives.
The elected president was announced on the national scene in 2017, After leading a nearly three-month teacher strike demanding a pay rise for teachers. During the campaign, he promised promotions for general professors and “free access to universities” – Its symbol was a pencil.
Castillo’s votes in the first round were very strong in the interior of the country, in the poorer and mostly agrarian provinces, which are repeated in the second round. But he enjoys great rejection in the capital, Lima, and the largest cities in the country.
Pedro Castillo, President-elect of Peru, in a June 15 photo, waiting for a court ruling – Photo: Martin Mejia / Archivo / AB Photo
Castillo promised at the beginning of the campaign to overthrow the Constitutional Court that the country’s Supreme Court had defended “massive corruption.” He also threatened to shut down Congress if lawmakers did not approve of his plans.
However, during the presidential race, Castillo changed his mind and promised to follow the constitution “while it is in force”, but said he would seek a new Constituent Assembly if elected.
Regarding customs, Castillo takes a very conservative position: He refuses to legalize abortion, opposes “gender-focused” education and is reluctant to recognize the rights of sexual minorities.