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World Presidential in Peru: Voters say they are divided between "two catastrophic options"

10:40  14 april  2021
10:40  14 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Les candidats à la présidentielle péruvienne Pedro Castillo (gauche) et Keïko Fujimori (droite) lors de débats télévisés à Lima, les 30 et 29 mars 2021, respectivement. © Sebastian Castaneda, AFP Peruvian presidential candidates Pedro Castillo (left) and Keiko Fujimori (right) during television debates in Lima, the 30 and March 29, 2021, respectively.

Peru goes to the urns on June 6 for the second round of the presidential election, where they will have the choice between the radical left with Pedro Castillo and the populist right with Keiko Fujimori. If he is a teacher and unionist almost unknown in politics, she is the daughter daughter of the former dictator Alberto Fujimori and presents itself for the third time, despite the serious accusations of corruption against him. Peruvians are dismayed and divided against the choice.

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With our corresponding in Lima, Wyloën Munhoz-Boillot

in the streets of the capital, many are the Peruvians who speak of a second round between "the plague and cholera" .

For Hugo Velade, communicating in Miraflores, a residential area of ​​Lima, this is the worst scenario: "These are two options just as catastrophic. Fujimori represents the worst corruption in Peru . And Castillo, with his communist economic plan wants, to reduce us by at least two centuries. So I can not vote for none of the two.

Although the total voices gathered by the right-wing parties renders a victory of Keiko Fujimori a priori more plausible, nothing is played both the two candidates arouse the rejection of part of the population.

According to polls made before the first round, 70% of Peruvians say they will never vote for Keiko Fujimori. Like Eli Garido, taxi driver in Lima: "I will always vote against it because of what his father did to our country . And it is the subject of an survey for corruption . And if justice condemns, we will meet with a president in prison? I prefer a thousand times Castillo in Keiko.

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But the candidate of the radical left Pedro Castillo also arouses a great mistrust. Elias, a marketing student, excludes voting for him: "I'm going to vote for Keiko Fujimori, because it's a right we know, while the other option is the radical left, and J Fear that we finish like Venezuela or Cuba.

As he, many Peruvians associate the left with Chavism or the terrorism of the bright trail that caused thousands of deaths in the 1980s in Peru. While the campaign for the second round has not started yet, the Peruvian society already seems very divided, which makes the outcome of the second round more than Incertaine.

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