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EU: Electoral process in Peru was 'free and democratic'

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

20:43 | Lima, Jun. 24.

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.

Electoral process

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.

Nine days later, on June 15 —with 100% of voting records counted by the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE)— Pedro Castillo (Peru Libre) obtained 50.125% of votes, followed by Keiko Fujimori (Fuerza Popular) with 49.875%.
 
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.


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Published: 6/24/2021
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