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Peruvian Electoral Court rejects Keiko Fujimori's appeal

Right-wing Fujimori claims that there was electoral fraud, and said that she will resort to the Peruvian Superior Court

Keiko Fujimori, candidate of the right-wing Popular Force party. Photo: Creative Commons.
  • If Fujimori appeals to the last instance of the Electoral Court, the proclamation of the election result could be delayed for another week;
  • The first instance of Peru’s Electoral Court rejected the appeal of defeated Presidency candidate Keiko Fujimori to invalidate around 200,000 votes.

The first instance of Peru’s Electoral Court rejected the appeal of defeated Presidency candidate Keiko Fujimori to invalidate around 200,000 votes, almost five times the advantage of the victorious socialist Pedro Castillo.

Right-wing Fujimori claims that there was electoral fraud, and said that she will resort to the Peruvian Superior Court.

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If Fujimori appeals to the last instance of the Electoral Court, the National Elections Jury (JNE, in Spanish), the proclamation of the election result could be delayed for another week, prolonging tensions in Peru, reported O Globo.

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