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Peru: Fujimori and Castillo sign pledge to back Citizen Proclamation initiative

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12:19 | Lima, May. 17.

Presidential candidates Keiko Fujimori (Fuerza Popular) and Pedro Castillo (Peru Libre) have come together to sign a pledge to support the "Citizen Proclamation - Oath for Democracy" initiative.

The document —which enumerates 12 commitments— seeks to strengthen democracy, guarantee respect for life and human rights, as well as ensure universal vaccination, among other things.

Both candidates signed the proclamation during an in-person ceremony held at the main auditorium of the Peruvian College of Physicians on Monday morning.

As determined by draw, Pedro Castillo showed up first. He called for a minute of silence for all the victims of COVID-19 in the country.

He also affirmed that the fight against this pandemic will be a priority in his eventual government.

Castillo, touched the Peruvian flag and swore that he will comply with the Citizen Proclamation, protect democracy and the rights of Peruvians without any discrimination, end his eventual term after five years, respect freedom of the press, respect international treaties, among other things.

Following his oath, the candidate proceeded to sign the agreement.

After him came Keiko Fujimori, who pledged allegiance to the flag, noting that she will work hard so that farmers, artisans, micro-entrepreneurs, and teachers can feel the State supports them.

Moreover, Fuerza Popular's leader swore that she will protect democracy and the rights of Peruvians without any discrimination, end her eventual term after five years, respect freedom of the press, respect international treaties, among other things.

After her oath, the candidate proceeded to sign the agreement.

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Published: 5/17/2021
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