a Peru Tuesday (15) concluded the official vote counting for his June 6 presidential elections.
According to the National Office for Electoral Operations (ONPE), Pedro Castillo received 50.125% of the valid vote, against 49.875% of Keiko Fujimori. He received 8,835,579, while she received 8,791,521, a difference of only 44,058 votes (0.25%).
However, Castillo has not been declared the winner because requests for annulment are still pending in the Special Elections Arbitration Panels of the National Elections Arbitration Panel (JNE).
JNE has not yet made a decision on objection requests for thousands of votes and hundreds of minutes from polling stations. Both parties submitted the requests, and the majority were written by Fujimori Fuerza Popular, in their last hope of reversing the results.
But for days, the candidate of the Free Peruvian Party actually considered himself the winner, even receiving compliments from politicians and leaders from other countries.
“We won, Professor Pedro Castillo (he) the president,” his party, Peru Livery, tweeted Friday night (11).
JNE, which analyzes the Electoral College (ONPE) number and declares the winner, is under pressure from supporters of both candidates, who demonstrate daily in front of its headquarters in downtown Lima.