Pedro Castillo Declared President Elect of Peru
Written by crest887fm on July 20, 2021
Pedro Castillo has been declared president-elect of Peru, weeks after winning the popular vote in a tightly-contested run-off election.
The country’s election authority announced its verdict after reviewing claims of electoral fraud by his right-wing rival, Keiko Fujimori.
Mr Castillo, a 51-year-old former school teacher and union leader, secured just over 50% of the votes.
He will now be sworn in as Peru’s president on 28 July.