Oyogist has learned that a School teacher, Pedro Castillo has been declared Peru’s president-elect, six weeks after election.
The election results were previously delayed due to claims of electoral fraud from his right-wing rival, Keiko Fujimori.
Jorge Luis Salas, head of the JNE elections jury, announced
Pedro’s Victory while hosting a brief virtual ceremony on Monday night, July 19.
“On behalf of my family I would like to salute the electoral authorities… and also to salute the political parties that have taken part in this democratic celebration,” Castillo told supporters gathered at the headquarters of his Peru Libre (Free Peru) party in Lima.
“Dear compatriots, I bring here an open heart for each and every one of you,” he declared further.