The left has won the Presidency in Peru, giving Pedro Castillo a historic opportunity to open Peru towards democracy and justice. The right will use every mechanism to stifle or coopt him. Castillo, on the other hand, has a base of poor Peruvians that defended his election victory and seems prepared to continue its mobilisations.
The left’s candidate Pedro Castillo has won the second round of Peru’s presidential elections and defeated the far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori by 44,000 votes.
In response, Peru’s right wing and the US are planning a coup.