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.
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.
El 10 de marzo del 2020 el Grupo de Trabajo sobre América Latina realizó un seguimiento a su 33ª reunión que tuvo lugar el 3 de diciembre del 2020.
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.
Elecciones presidenciales en Perú: el éxito inesperado de Castillo y los cargos judiciales de Fujimori
En una entrevista con El Washington Post Podcast, Michael Shifter opinó sobre la primera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales en Perú, en las cuales Pedro Castillo y Keiko Fujimori se impusieron en primer y segundo lugar.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the results of the first round of presidential elections in Peru.