Costello officially announces election as President of Peru, takes office on July 28 International | News
More than a month has passed since the June 6 election.
The National Election Arbitrator (JNE) Peru announced the left-wing teacher this Monday Point Pedro Castillo Six weeks after a close vote against the new president, right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori.
“I announce the President of the Republic, Mr. Jose Point Castillo Terrons,” said the President of the National Electoral Arbitration Council (JNE) in a brief virtual ceremony. George Louis Salas, After this body has settled many challenges and appeals from Fujimori.
In this way, the JNE Electoral Commission (ONPE) confirmed a 100% updated study in minutes, which gave Castillo victory. 50.12% Pre-votes 49.87% To his right-wing rival, he announced a few hours ago that he agreed with the results.
The new president is due to take office on July 28, marking the end of the term of interim President Francisco Chastity and the twentieth anniversary of Peru’s independence.
Previously, Peru’s right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori He announced that he would endorse the results of the June 6 presidential election, which pitted him against left-wing Pedro Castillo.
“I declare today by fulfilling my obligations to all greats … I will accept the results because I have pledged to be law and constitution,” Fujimori told the press.
Candidate in his opinion, although it is “illegal”, “they have already found something that can not be objected: Peru Libre (Castillo’s party) stole thousands of votes from us on election day”.
Thanks to the Peruvian people for this historic victory! The time has come to build all sectors of society together, in these twenty years, to include Peru, a just Peru, a free Peru. Without discrimination and for rights and for all. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/JmMdT9miaY
– Point Pedro Castillo Terron (edPedroCastilloTe) July 20, 2021
Castillo, meanwhile, thanked the Peruvian people on his Twitter account: “Thank you to the Peruvian people for this historic victory! The time has come to build all sectors of society together, in these twenty years, to include Peru, a just Peru, a free Peru. Without discrimination and for rights and for all ”.
“The rich country is no longer poor,” Castillo repeatedly repeated as a mantra in the campaign that the minority party, the Liberal Party of Peru, defines itself as a Marxist-Leninist, surpassing Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori. (1990-2000), the sense of anger of millions of Peruvians by capturing simple messages.
He was born in Puna, in the Chota district of northern Cajamarca region, where he has been working as a rural school teacher for 24 years. He was the third of nine siblings and his parents were uneducated farmers.
At 51, Castillo is defined as “Peru’s first poor president” by analyst Hugo Ottoro.
Castillo is married to Lilia Bates, and they have three children: Arnold, 16, Alondra, six, and Jennifer, 23, adopted.