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Collage of event Outlook for Peru's Troubled Democracy Video

Outlook for Peru’s Troubled Democracy

The Inter-American Dialogue welcomed panelists Michael Reid, Adriana Urrutia Pozzi-Escot and Alberto Vergara for an online event, “Outlook for Peru’s Troubled Democracy,” on June 1 to discuss the contested presidential runoff in Peru. As the two candidates, Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, battle for the presidency, this conversation delved into the deepening political polarization in Peru as well as the ongoing crisis of legitimacy for both candidates. Panelists also explored the election within the context of mounting economic inequality and popular discontent in the wake of Covid-19.

Noelle Whitman

Event Summaries ˙

Women checks where to cast her vote

Peru’s Fraying Democracy

The second round of the Peruvian presidential elections will take place on June 6. Peru, which is suffering the economic and social effects of the pandemic, will choose between Keiko Fujimori, a former lawmaker in her third run for the country’s highest office and Pedro Castillo, a rural teacher and union leader from the northern region of Cajamarca.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Shifter on CGTN Video

Elections in Ecuador and Peru: Victory for Lasso and First Place for Castillo

In an interview with CGTN America, Michael Shifter discussed the recent elections in Ecuador and Peru. In the former, Guillermo Lasso won the race despite lagging behind Andrés Arauz in the polls, and in Peru, Pedro Castillo unexpectedly won the first round of voting, with Keiko Fujimori coming in second.

Michael Shifter, Rachelle Akuffo

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN America

Pedro Castillo (center) won the most votes in the first round of Peru’s presidential election on Sunday.

Who Has the Edge Ahead of Peru’s June Runoff Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the results of the first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Cynthia McClintock, Jo-Marie Burt, Rocío Verástegui, Nicolás Saldías, Will Freeman

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