During a press conference from the Government Palace in Lima, the Cabinet chief stressed that an electoral contest cannot make Peruvians confront one another, especially when there is a health emergency due to COVID-19.
"(This is) A call on citizens to respect the popular will
, witnessed in the results of the electoral contest. We want to request, in a special way, the candidates, whose results are close to being known, to guide their followers to respect the channels and democratic ways," she expressed.
In this regard, the government's spokeswoman pointed out that now —more than ever— peace of mind is needed.
In this sense, the Cabinet chief expressed the recognition of the Executive Branch to the electoral bodies for their work in this process and to law enforcement, which guaranteed the safety of elections at all times, as well as to "the international electoral observation missions, especially the Organization of the American States."