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Majority asks for speedy proclamation of Peru’s new president

Majority asks for speedy proclamation of Peru’s new president

Lima, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A private poll released today showed that most Peruvians want the current post-electoral crisis to end with the proclamation of the winner, who, according to the official count, is the leftist Pedro Castillo.
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At the same time, criticism is increasing against Castillo’s rival in the runoff, Keiko Fujimori, for delaying this outcome with claims against the official result of the count of the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE).

In the Datum poll, only 19 percent support Fujimori’s demand that the National Jury of Elections (JNE) review all the electoral records it intends to annul, which was rejected by the provincial courts for being untimely or lacking legal grounds.

In addition, 16 percent propose to ask the JNE to review and recount the votes and a similar percentage asks for new elections, as requested by right-wing extremists, while former military officers called on the heads of the Armed Forces not to recognize the next president if Fujimori’s demands are not met.

Datum showed that 51 percent think that the JNE does not act impartially and 49 percent attribute the same to the ONPE.

Conservative journalist Óscar Díaz attributed these figures to the campaign that seeks to delegitimize the electoral process, with an attitude similar to the one Fujimori assumed five years ago, when he also lost a close runoff against Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

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