2021-06-25 09:56:17

Peru Faces Election Crisis As Socialist Takes Narrow Lead Over Fujimori


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Francesca Emanuele.

Peru is facing an election crisis that appears to be devolving quickly into political instability. After a left-leaning Andean-born candidate Pedro Castillo eked out a narrow 44,000 vote win against his rightwing opponent, Ms. Keiko Fujimori denounced the result as a fraud. Taking a page straight out of Donald Trump’s playbook, the daughter of the former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori, is leading a revolt and vowing to overturn the election results.

Francesca Emanuele is a Peruvian sociologist, and a research assistant at American University in Washington, D.C., where she is pursuing doctoral studies in Anthropology.

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