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Uncertainties surround Peru's presidential run-off

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.

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