Nine days have passed since the second presidential election was held on Sunday, June 6. Thus, all this time we have observed with prudence and without advancing judgments or projections regarding the electoral process, and the presidential elections of the second round. However, today, finally, the processing and counting of 100% of the voting records of the last elections has been completed; Thus, in these it can be seen that the candidate Pedro Castillo, would be the virtual president of the republic with a total of 8,835,579 (eight million, eight hundred thirty-five thousand, five hundred and seventy-nine votes), which represents 50.125% of the votes at the national.
On the other hand, his contestant, the candidate, Keiko Fujimori obtained 8,791,521 (eight million, seven hundred and ninety-one thousand, five hundred and twenty-one votes), which represents 49.875% of the votes. Therefore, once the complaints for nullity of the minutes have been resolved, and once the National Elections Jury declares the victory of Pedro Castillo, the third electoral defeat of the candidate Keiko Fujimori would be taking place.
The political and social climate in Peru is quite turbulent, due to the fact that there is a strong slogan from several journalists, influencers on social networks, personalities and people close to the candidacy of Keiko Fujimori, for trying to delegitimize these last elections.
This is also added to the political turbulence and fear that has produced in other sectors, due to the, still unofficial, triumph of candidate Pedro Castillo, because Castillo is not exactly the brightest coin in the chest of candidates for the presidential elections; in addition, to have a rather improvised work plan, and strong questions about its leftist tendency.
The scenario could not be worse, since a climate of ungovernability would be brewing “again”, which we have already experienced in the last five years, thanks to the parliamentary majority that the political party of the candidate Keiko Fujimori had. Let us remember that this time it does not have such a majority, however, it does have a significant number of congressmen and political allies who could once again generate this climate of ungovernability that is delaying the advance of the country.
Faced with this scenario, of a candidate who does not accept her defeat and who, together with her followers, who claim to be the standard-bearer of democracy, with “anti-democratic” acts, intend to generate this climate of illegitimacy of the elections; And, with a candidate who, after the vote count has finished, has the majority to become the next president of Peru, under serious questioning, about his environment and policies, to say the least, extravagant, our country is reeling in a social convulsion encouraged from social networks, by the followers of the losing party in the struggle, who, absorbed by their intellectual “superiority complex”, consider themselves the only ones who can clearly see the political panorama, seeking to eliminate the votes of a good sector of the population, particularly from the south, who have voted in their vast majority for Pedro Castillo.
It will be time to begin to (try) to rescue the little unity that may still exist in a fragmented country, divided into five camps, who have divided this country in two, fractured by its differences.
Paraphrasing Cesar Hildebrandt, they are two countries that practically do not recognize each other. This division has caused a profound separation of two different peoples with, apparently, different prospects and ideals. The coastal Peru of the north and the Andean Peru of the south center.
It will be necessary to understand that in these elections there have not been two sides. There have been clearly five factions: the followers of Keiko Fujimori, the followers of Pedro Castillo, the population that would never vote for the left, the population that would never vote for Keiko Fujimori, and the fifth group is made up of those who simply could not choose a side and invalidated their vote, they left their vote blank or they simply did not go to the polls.
What those who defended the candidacy of Keiko Fujimori do not understand is that a part of the country also made a decision, not to vote for the candidate due to the questions that the same burden on itself. This super-heavy backpack has endowed the candidate Keiko Fujimori with an “anti-vote” that to this day she has not been able to overcome and that apparently will not disappear.
The supporters, then, of Keiko Fujimori, have dedicated their time and energy to adjective their brothers on the other side, as ignorant, Indians, terrorists and leftists, without understanding that both sides are at the same level of ignorance, only separated by an impassable river that few dare to cross. This is the reason why, of all the candidates that we had, at the beginning of the electoral struggle, in the end the worst were left.
If the National Elections Jury declares the candidate Pedro Castillo the winner of the contest, as it should be, since he has the “majority of the votes”, it is the duty of all Peruvians to facilitate a climate of governance for the person who personifies the nation. But yes, be vigilant that the policies are adequate for the growth of our country.
The Peruvians who are on that orange side of the east of the river that separates the country; It will be time to realize that the river is only in their minds and that the true way to make democracy is to ensure that the president governs properly and not ask to delegitimize the elections or sabotage state institutions, and much less, surrender to campaigns. criminals from social networks such as “Chapa tu caviar”, which, in any case, would only show that they are “undemocratic” people crossing the line of crime.
The economic future of the country now needs a climate of peace and reconciliation that we all must start looking for.