Peru: Presidential candidates debate ahead of runoff election



22:40 | Lima, May. 30.

Presidential candidates Keiko Fujimori (Fuerza Popular) and Pedro Castillo (Peru Libre) participated in the presidential debate —organized by the National Elections Board (JNE)— on Sunday evening in Peru's southern city of Arequipa.

The event took place at the National University of San Agustin (UNSA) Assembly Hall and started at 7:00 p.m. The discussion was moderated by Arequipa-born journalists Doris Cornejo and Cesar Espinoza.

This debate was divided into six thematic sections, and the candidates submitted their main proposals in each of them:

1. Peru in the Bicentennial Year
2. Health and pandemic management
3. Economy and employment promotion
4. Education, science, and innovation
5. Fight against corruption and public integrity
6. Human rights, social policies, and assistance to vulnerable populations.

Each thematic section included two questions by Peruvian citizens, which were previously submitted to the JNE.

Both Fuerza Popular and Peru Libre, through their representatives, reiterated their agreement with the terms of the presidential debate.

This happened on Friday during the last meeting of the parties involved held to finalize the details of this debate.

The agreement included details about the moderators, sections of the debate, the format, among other things.


Published: 5/30/2021
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