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AFP
June 14, 2021

Peru marks a week since presidential elections, no result!

AFP
June 14, 2021

Lima: Peru on Sunday marked a week since presidential elections whose results have been delayed by fraud claims from rightwing candidate Keiko Fujimori, who risks an imminent corruption trial if leftist rival Pedro Castillo holds on to his narrow lead.

Amid rising tension, supporters of both candidates thronged the capital Lima Saturday to demand an end to the stalemate even as Peru passed the two million mark for coronavirus infections. At a rally on a Lima square, Fujimori addressed thousands of backers and repeated her claims of election fraud.

"We are here for our vote to be respected... we want a transparent election," the populist candidate told an animated crowd waving placards reading: "No to communism" in reference to Castillo’s socialist platform.