The head of the National Elections Jury, Jorge Luis Salas, has confirmed that it is not possible to carry out fraud in the second presidential round of Peru, which will face Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori on Sunday, because that will respond to it. A corrupt plot.
Salas, in an interview with RPP Noticias, explained that “it is not possible to carry out a fraud. To do this there must be a terrible archetype, a malicious scheme that exists in the imagination.”
In the same sense, the President of the Supreme Electoral College specified that “we must break that myth that the head of the national election jury will determine the elections, that he is the biggest voter and that in his hands is (the result)”.
Salas added that “it will be the Peruvian people who will determine the validity of the votes, after which the counting will be handed over, as appropriate, to the technical expertise of the National Office for Electoral Processes (ONPE), which is also audited by international monitoring.”
The rumors of fraud that have been circulating in some social networks have increased in the last hours as a result of voting intent polls, which can no longer be disseminated in the Peruvian territory, which give both candidates a tie or a narrow margin of less than one percentage point.
In line with calls for calm by the transitional government, the Peruvian electoral system, made up of JNE, ONPE and the National Register of Identification and Civil Status (RENIEC), has asked citizens to go to vote on the appointed dates. Follow recommendations and security protocols.
“We have taken the necessary measures of order, vital safety and transparency in order to conduct a safe and reliable electoral process, as the April 11 elections were recognized by international election observation missions,” these organizations explained in a statement.
They also urged voters to vote with confidence and “wait for the election results calmly and with respect for the popular will expressed in the ballot boxes.”
Fujimori of the right-wing populist Fuerza party and Castillo of the left-wing Peruvian Liber party are both awaiting the election results in Lima, he announced.
More than 25 million voters will vote on Sunday to choose the Peruvian president who will rule for the period from 2021 to 2026, replacing interim president, Francisco Sagaste, who took office in November last year.