Election results: Fujimori meets a wall: Election tribunal enters final phase to decide a winner in Peru | International

Election results: Fujimori meets a wall: Election tribunal enters final phase to decide a winner in Peru |  International
Keiko Fujimori, in Lima, on Monday, testified before a judge seeking to have his parole revoked.Angela Bones / Reuters

Review process Costello’s victory in the election In Peru it is in its final stages of non-return. There is no room for further appeals. The opinion of the Electoral Court, which began this Tuesday to review the declarations put forward by candidate Keiko Fujimori, will be the first step in declaring a winner. At the previous shelter, all of the cancellations proposed by the candidate were rejected because the fraud he was referring to had not been proven.

Experts suggested it could take another two weeks to review. A total of one month from Sunday the 6th, the voting day. It is a rarity that July is not reached in an election year without declaring one of the two candidates as the winner. But this scene has not been presented until now. No politician is trying to reject 200,000 votes. All of this has delayed the presidential horizon of a country that has lived through five turbulent years. There were four different presidents in the country at that time.

Fujimori’s party, Fursa Popular, has maneuvered Declare elections invalid. Efforts have been made to make ordinary justice available and to call for new elections. The difference between Castillo and Fujimori is just 40,000 votes. “The Peruvian Constitution explicitly establishes that the ordinary judicial system cannot be used to operate in the current electoral process. It establishes that resolutions relating to electoral matters issued by the National Electoral Arbitration Board are unacceptable and that there is no other event beyond that,” said Secretary-General of Transparency, an organization that specializes in election monitoring. Ivan Lanegra explains.

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Once the review of zeros is complete, everything will go quickly. “It’s very fast. Once the resources are taken care of, the results are only formalized. There is no other way or nothing that can go the way.” Lanegra has been following Peru’s electoral practices for decades. His comment is clear: We were in the districts and we did not find anything to access the fraud. Nothing. “

Who are right-wing politicians and retired military Keiko supported Fujimori’s campaign They have asked to cancel what was promised. In parallel, the three-time candidate is one Habeas data Access to the voter list with the signatures and other personal data of polling members, emphasizing the allegations that he “cheated signatures” at some of the polling stations he lost. On Friday, the attorney general for that political department, former Supreme Court Justice Javier Villa Stein, presented an amber move to demand that new elections be held, accusing him of not describing or proving that there were “flaws in the process.”

According to Peruvian rules, after the full session of the Electoral Court (National Electoral Arbitration) resolves the appeals of null petitions, it notifies the official body that examines whether or not there were votes cast, adjusts the final count and – with the final number of ballots – declares the winner of the election on July 28 . Other judicial events cannot be an impediment to electoral justice, experts insist.

Milacros Campos, a professor of constitutional law, recalls that the National Electoral Arbitration Council has the exclusive ability to administer justice in electoral matters. “In any case the filing of an amber claim against him does not suspend the election calendar, which continues its inevitable course.”

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Campos, who was a member of the Political Reform Commission in 2019 and a member of Peru’s Constitution, noted that fundamental rights (including political rights) could be appealed if they were violated. “But the inclusive calendar Declaration of results“, Collaboration.

On the issue, former Constitutional Court judge Professor Caesar Landa told the newspaper that despite the limitations in that case, the number is ‘election security’. “It does not change the will of the people as expressed in the referendum.”

An expert in constitutional law, according to the Judiciary of the Constitutional Court, said that even if an amber process is declared to have been established if any phase of the election schedule has already been completed, “in the future the electoral system will have to use the election rules as explained by the Constitutional Court, instead of returning to the previous state of violation”.

A week ago, when the candidate’s lawyers asked the Election Court to accept their request for annulment, the process expired. The full session of the National Electoral Arbitration Council was based on a resolution of the Constitutional Court that “the electoral process has a precise and precise time frame”, which is why Fursa has not been able to reopen approving applications as lawyers. Proposed.

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