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Socialist Teacher & Union Leader Pedro Castillo Wins Peruvian Presidential Election

HeadlineJul 20, 2021

In news from Peru, the socialist teacher and union leader Pedro Castillo has been officially declared the winner of the June 6 presidential election after right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori failed in her attempt to overturn the results. Castillo won by about 44,000 votes. He spoke to supporters on Monday.

President-elect Pedro Castillo: “We will reject any pretensions of another country’s model. We Peruvians can. We Peruvians will manage true economic development, guaranteeing legal and economic stability. … I ask that Keiko Fujimori not place barriers in the way, so that we may move forward and make this a government of all Peruvians.”

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