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Peru: Election board still reviewing appeals of decisions on contested voting records

13:00 | Lima, Jun. 15.

The plenary session of the National Election Board (JNE) is reviewing —in a public hearing— appeals of decisions regarding the voting records contested during the electoral process held on June 6.

The review of the appeals continues in the presence of JNE Chairman Jorge Salas, as well as members of the plenary session Jorge Rodriguez, Jovian Sanjinez, and Luis Arce.

The session is broadcast on JNETV channel and on the electoral body's Facebook page.

The contested voting records are those containing numerical inconsistencies, due to an error in the total number of votes, illegibility, or because they were not signed by the polling station members.

These voting records are not counted by the Decentralized Electoral Process Offices (ODPE) and are sent to the Special Electoral Boards (JEE), which decide in the first instance.

In case the decision is appealed, the voting records are sent to the JNE to decide in the second and final instance. 

As is known, Peruvians went to the polls 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.

(END) RMCH/CVC/RMB/MVB

Published: 6/15/2021
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