The European Union
and its Member States in Peru considered that the presidential runoff election on June 6 was free and democratic.
In addition, they expressed confidence that electoral authorities will find a solution to resolve the pending litigation within the established legal channels.
The statement was shared on the regional organization's official Twitter account.
As is known, 25,287,954 Peruvians —in the country and abroad— were called to elect a new President of the Republic between candidates Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Castillo in the runoff election on June 6. Whoever wins the election will become Mr. Sagasti's successor and take office on July 28, 2021.
According to ONPE's report, Castillo received a total of 8,835,579 votes, while his contender, Fujimori, got 8,791,521.
In total, there were 17,627,100 valid votes, 121,477 blank votes, and 1,108,039 invalid votes, bringing the total of ballots cast to 18,856,616.
Moreover, the report indicated that 74.568% of citizens took part in the electoral process.