Peru: Pedro Castillo calls for unity

Photo: ANDINA/Percy Hurtado Santillan

Photo: ANDINA/Percy Hurtado Santillan

18:03 | Cusco (Cusco region), Jun. 25.

Peru Libre presidential candidate Pedro Castillo on Friday affirmed that it is time for his fellow citizens to stand united to work for the sake of the nation.

"Here, there are no winners or losers, here there is only one family that is the Peruvian people," he pointed out.

Likewise, the school teacher assured that his side will respect the popular will, adding that they are 
waiting for the National Election Board (JNE) to make the presidential runoff election results official.

On the other hand, Castillo mentioned that the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the main problems facing the country, since it has directly affected the entire population.

"We cannot generate an economic reactivation and we will not be able to carry out a decentralization process, if we do not think at this moment what to do to attack this great problem, which is the pandemic," he indicated.

On the issue of decentralization, 51-year-old Castillo said that it is necessary to join forces to close the gaps existing in the country.

"Today, facing the (Independence) Bicentennial, several families continue to light themselves with a lighter or continue to drink water from a puquio (spring of water) (…) We have to work on a true decentralization for the Peruvian people," he remarked.

Finally, Castillo reiterated his proposal to organize a National Constituent Assembly with the aim of crafting a new Constitution, in addition to the importance of getting involved in the fight against corruption.

Remarks were made from the Andean city of Cusco, where the candidate arrived to participate in the IV Decentralization Summit organized by the National Assembly of Regional Governors (ANGR).

The presidential runoff election winner is yet to be proclaimed by the National Election Board (JNE).


Published: 6/25/2021
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