The National Elections Jury (JNE), the supreme electoral body of Peru, hopes to have during the next week the act of presidential proclamation of the elections that the rightist Keiko Fujimori and the leftist Pedro Castillo disputed on June 6.
The JNE spokesman, Luis Alberto Sánchez, estimated this Tuesday that the document it could be around july 19, to the extent that the proclamations of the Special Electoral Juries (JEE) in their jurisdictions conclude and those results are not appealed.
Once the JEE announce their results, three business days must pass so that the minutes are “consented” and “after this period they are elevated to the plenary session of the JNE so that it can issue the general act of proclamation,” Sánchez explained to the state television channel TV Peru.
“To the extent that they cannot be appealed by the political organizations, the term for the general act of proclamation of the candidate who is the winner it could be earlier than expected“, said the official.
Keiko Fujimori’s annulment requests are not going well. AFP photo
The spokesperson pointed out that, to date, 41 of the 60 JEE have already issued their decentralized results in public hearing and it is planned have another 15 jurors do it this Tuesday.
The JNE had estimated during the past week that the announcement of the winner of the elections, which according to the full scrutiny Castillo won with 50.12% of the votes, would be offered, at the latest, at the end of the first fortnight of July.
In any case, this will be the first time that the officialization of a Peruvian ruler goes on so long in time.
The delay in the proclamation of who will take the reins of the country from next July 28, when the transitional regime of Francisco Sagasti will conclude, explained by challenges of the Fujimori party Fuerza Popular in its attempt to reverse the electoral results and avoid a third consecutive defeat of the right-wing candidate in a presidential election.
The alleged “fraud”
The daughter and political heir of former president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) alleges, from the day after the polarized ballot, that he was the victim of a “systematic fraud”, of which he has not presented reliable evidence, and requested the annulment of the minutes with some 200,000 votes from rural areas, where his rival obtained an overwhelming vote.
All these claims were rejected in the first instance by the JEE, most of them due to formal defects (non-payment of fees or due to having been submitted after the deadline), but also due to lack of evidence.
Then, the annulment requests went to the JNE, which ultimately culminated this Monday the process of publication of the resolutions. that declare the appeals inadmissible presented by the legal team of Fuerza Popular.
Results in Peru. AFP
The delay of the electoral court, according to local media, occurred because Magistrate Víctor Rodríguez Monteza, representative of the Public Ministry, it took time to deliver his signature and minority vote for the proclamation of the resolutions.
But the supreme prosecutor, who considers that the denunciations of Fujimori should be addressed, issued the document on Monday with its minority position.
In parallel to the final rejections of the challenges by the electoral court, no international observation body, including the Organization of American States (OAS), has found evidence of “fraud” in the ballot.
In addition, countries and institutions such as the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada have expressed their confidence in the electoral system Peruvian and in which the elections held in the country were free and fair.
Nonetheless, Fujimori already announced that he will not accept the promulgation of Castillo as president-elect of Peru, because in his opinion that will “consummate the fraud at the table.”