Tuesday, May 4, 2021
However, Keiko Fujimori, his right-wing opponent, appears to be catching up. Castillo, a schoolteacher from Cajamarca, has taken advantage of his ‘common man’ image in a country in which anti-elite sentiment is strong. Fujimori plays on fears that a Castillo victory would be a leap in the dark in policy terms.
- If Castillo wins, it will swing Peru away from the conservative bloc of countries in South America.
- Business support will remain firmly behind Fujimori’s candidacy.
- Castillo would look to left wingers from other parties to form a government.