51-Year-Old School Teacher, Pedro Castillo Wins Peru’s Presidential Election
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Mr Pedro Castillo, a school teacher, has been declared Peru’s president-elect, six weeks after elections during which the results were delayed by claims of electoral fraud from his right-wing rival, Keiko Fujimori.
Jorge Luis Salas, head of the JNE elections jury, announced his victory in a brief virtual ceremony on Monday night, July 19.
Castillo, 51 is the head of the Teacher’s trade unionist. He becomes the first non-rich president of Peru.
His victory leaves rival Fujimori facing an imminent corruption trial