Peru Elections: Election Judge Resigns Amid Alleged “Political Bias” in Judicial Battle to Decide Next President
The court is now left without the necessary number of judges to continue with the process and proclaim the results of the Presidential election
After the election day on June 6, Keiko Fujimori's Popular Force party filed challenges for irregularities during the elections. The situation has not yet been resolved and therefore, there is still no official proclamation of the final result
Castillo has as political allies people who actively served as members of Movadef, the political arm of the terrorist group "Sendero Luminoso"
Writer Mario Vargas Llosa announced his support for Keiko Fujimori because "today she embodies democratic values," and warned that an eventual government of Pedro Castillo "would be a catastrophe"
89.6% of the communist candidate's voters say they are convinced of his election, compared to 10.1% who could change their candidate.
Early polls show Pedro Castillo, the communist candidate for president in Peru, is currently taking lead in the elections. Run-off elections are likely.