Peruvian Election 2021

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Aristotleded24
Peruvian Election 2021

Looks very close:

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Peru's presidential election was on a knife edge on Sunday night with early unofficial counts showing the socialist and conservative candidates separated by a razor-thin margin in the polarized vote.

A quick count of votes with a 1% error margin put leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, an elementary school teacher and novice politician, ahead by 0.4 of a percentage point.

A previous exit poll, with a higher 3% error margin put Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori, up by 0.6 of a percentage point.

The new quick-count results triggered immediate celebrations of "we won!" in Tacabamba, the Andean town closest to the impoverished village where Castillo was born and raised, which is also where he is waiting for the results.

The tight race could lead to days of uncertainty as official counts trickle in, and may trigger social unrest if disillusioned supporters of either candidate question the results.

I couldn't find a thread about elections in Peru (granted I didn't look that hard) so I decided to start a new one. If anyone finds a different thread that would be more appropriate to discuss this matter, please feel free to close this one and redirect the discussion.

josh

I don't think there is one.  Looks like Castillo may have indeed won.

Aristotleded24

Nice to see a leftist somewhere in the world prepared to fight on behalf of people the left claims to care about. The left in Canada, the US, UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia could all learn from that approach.

NDPP

"Peru's socialist candidate Pedro Castillo is now winning, with 95% counted and his lead keeps growing. It looks like he will become the next president."

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1401980560004857864

kropotkin1951

Aristotleded24 wrote:

Nice to see a leftist somewhere in the world prepared to fight on behalf of people the left claims to care about. The left in Canada, the US, UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia could all learn from that approach.

There is no "left" in any of those countries. Hell I've been singing; No More Reds In the Union for at least thirty years now. Left wing leaders in the other America's rely on grassroots movements and trade unions used to battling right wing goons in the streets. The real left was defeated in the 5Eyes countries after WWII.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uav9rHk_Lk0

 

josh
kropotkin1951

That was an interesting poll. With a 0.5% lead there are 0.65% blank ballots and 5.66% invalid ballots. That is one close race and probably subject to recounts.

NDPP

What is mistakenly referred to as 'the left' in Canada especially in the case of parliamentary political parties such as Liberals, NDP, Greens etc, are most often right-wing liberals - usually pro-American Democrat and almost always pro-imperialist, anti-China/Russia too - the whole ugly 9 yards.  I cringe every time I hear such people referred to as 'left'. It's similar with 'feminism' - even a neoliberal, American lacky like the current Canadian prime minister can declare himself to be an adherent, with his 'feminist foreign policy' coexistent with his belligerent and aggressive pro-NATO stance, fervent support of Apartheid Israel, etc.

NorthReport

Left-Wing Trade Unionist Pedro Castillo Will Be President of Peru

 

 

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/06/pedro-castillo-president-peru-libre

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Hope it holds.

josh