Fujimori, in turn, has resorted to more populist pledges in her attempt to attract voters, especially in rural areas. However, neither candidate can rest assured that endorsements by other first-round participants will carry much electoral weight.
- If he wins office, Castillo will need to mobilise support in society for his promised agenda of change.
- A constitutional clash between the executive and Congress seems likely.
- If Fujimori wins, allegations about past corruption will resurface.