Ballotage in Peru: The United States has asked election officials to allow time for action and publication of the results.
In a statement, the U.S. State Department highlighted that "these recent elections are a model of democracy in the region."
The United States supports that Peru's electoral authorities are taking their time to process and publish the results of presidential elections in which a winner has not yet been proclaimed, State Department spokesman Ned Price said Tuesday.
Despite the significant challenges posed by COVID-19 epidemics, we commend the Peruvian authorities for safely managing the second round of free, fair, accessible, and peaceful elections. These recent elections are a model of democracy in the region. "We support giving election officials time to process and publish the results through the follow-up law," Priyo said in a statement.
The spokesman also said that the U.S. is willing to continue its "important" relationship with Peru once the authorities have confirmed the winning candidate of the elections.
Our two nations share a deep friendship rooted in the same core values. The cooperation between the U.S. and Peru has served to improve health, living standards, safety, and environmental protection throughout the country. "The United States looks forward to continuing this important partnership with the candidate chosen by the people of Peru, as confirmed by U.S. election officials," Price said.
Fujimori asks to access electoral lists to "verify" alleged fraud.
The Peruvian candidate Keiko Fujimori presented this Tuesday a habeas data appeal to the Judiciary for the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) to deliver voters' lists to "verify" the alleged irregularities that her party denounced before the electoral juries.
Fujimori shared on social networks the appeal filed in the Eleventh Constitutional Court of Lima, where the Fujimori group Fuerza Popular requests that the judge order the ONPE a copy of voters' lists by voting table signed and used in the second electoral round June 6.
With this new legal offensive, the daughter and political heir of former
President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) tries to find evidence to support electoral fraud, which he has been condemning since election night when it became clear that he was losing the ballot against left-wing Pedro Castillo. Are
It is the right of millions of Peruvians to access the list of voters by polling station to verify all the irregularities that we have denounced before the National Elections Jury (JNE)," the right-wing candidate wrote on Twitter.
A winner has not yet been proclaimed because the electoral juries are resolving the requests for annulment and appeals presented mainly by the party of candidate Keiko Fujimori.
With full scrutiny, the leftist candidate Pedro Castillo is the virtual president-elect, having surpassed Fujimori by just 44,000 votes, with 50.12% of the preferences compared to 49.87% for the right-wing candidate.
However, Fujimori has asked to annul some 200,000 votes from rural, Andean, and poor areas where Castillo has won overwhelmingly.
According to him, there are indications of organized fraud on the voting tables by his rival, including false signatures, among other alleged irregularities.
Until now, no claim has been declared founded by the electoral juries, while the electoral observation missions have ruled out the possibility of fraud by failing to detect serious irregularities, such as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations.
This has been corroborated by an analysis of the electoral records carried out by the pollster Ipsos where it has determined that there is no evidence of a "systematic fraud" at the polling stations as suggested by Fujimori.