Political scion claims fraud as third runoff defeat looms
Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori alleged fraud and irregularities in the count of last Sunday’s presidential election in Peru. On Monday morning her rival, leftist Pedro Castillo, led by just over 87,000 votes with more than 96% counted. Rightwing Fujimori, daughter of ex-president Alberto Fujimori, made claims of “irregularities which worry us and we think it’s important to highlight”. Her remarks attracted criticism from political figures and analysts, who described it as an act of desperation as she appeared to be on the verge of losing her third election runoff in 10 years. An inter-American observer mission said the ballot passed off correctly, complying with international standards.