LIMA, Peru – Pedro Castillo, a rural teacher-turned-politician, won on Monday in Peru Presidential election After the country’s longest electoral census in 40 years.
Castillo, whose supporters included the Peruvian national team poor and rural citizensHe defeated right-wing politician Keiko Fujimori by only 44,000 votes. Electoral authorities released the final official results more than a month after run-off elections It took place in the country of South America.
Using a pencil the size of a sugarcane, a symbol of his “Peru Libre” party, Castillo promoted the phrase “No more poverty in a rich country.” The economy of Peru, the world’s second largest copper producer, has been crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, increasing poverty to nearly a third of the population and erasing gains made in a decade.
Historians say he was the first peasant to become president of Peru, with the indigenous population having thus far received almost the worst in short supply of public services despite the nation’s boast of being the economic star of Latin America in the first two decades of the century.