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The head of UN human rights affairs urges “calm down” because Peru is still waiting for the results of the vote | Election News

The left-wing presidential candidate Pedro Castillo (Pedro Castillo) is widely expected to win, but the official result has not yet been announced.

UN head of human rights urges Peruvians to “keep calm” Severe polarization More than a week after voting in the Andean countries, the presidential runoff has not yet been announced.

In a statement on Monday, Michelle Bachelet stated that she was “worried that the celebration of democracy is becoming a source of division, which in turn has widened the rift in Peruvian society and has a serious impact on human rights. Had a negative impact”.

She also expressed concern about the harassment of election officials.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Bachelet said: “If democratic rules are not accepted before, during and after the election, social cohesion will be dangerously broken.”

Millions of Peruvians go Voting on June 6 Choose between Pedro Castillo, leader of the left-wing teachers’ union, and Keiko Fujimori (daughter of the imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori) on the right.

The election was held amid deep political differences in Peru, and Peru is struggling to cope with the surge COVID-19 infection and death, And the economic recession associated with the pandemic.

It is widely expected that Castillo will be declared the winner; almost all votes are counted, his approval rate is 50.14%, and he leads Fujimori by a narrow margin of less than 50,000 votes.

She claimed fraud, but did not provide any evidence to support her claim, and has been seeking to cancel many votes.

International observers stated that there were no serious irregularities in the election.

It is not clear when the country’s electoral agency will officially announce the winner, but Castillo called for a quick end to the vote count to end the uncertainty.

However, the Peruvian National Electoral Jury (JNE), which is responsible for resolving disputes and announcing the winner, is examining the challenges faced by the tens of thousands of votes in 165 polling stations across the country-of which 151 votes were raised by Fujimori and 14 votes by Cass Tillo disputed. This process may take several days.

At the same time, the Peruvians are waiting anxiously to see who will become the country’s next president. Deep political differences with one Coronavirus crisis.

Supporters of Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori held a demonstration in Lima on June 12 [Sebastian Castaneda/Reuters]

Magaly Roca is listening to a radio show about the counting of votes at a corner store in the capital Lima. She said that she voted for Castillo in the second round of voting, although he was not her first choice at first.

“She set up too many barriers,” Roca told Reuters, referring to Fujimori. “She has always been a majority in Congress, and she blocked everything. She is the reason we haven’t moved forward before. I don’t think she has the ability to rule.”

Carlos Gurmendi, who works as a porter in the residential area, said he reluctantly voted for Fujimori. “I voted for the lesser of two evils,” said the 66-year-old.

In the past week, supporters of the two candidates broke out in Lima. Some voters supported Castillo’s arrival in the capital from rural areas to protest, while Fujimori’s supporters supported her fraud allegations.

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