Keiko Fujimori Wins First Round Of Peru Election 2016 Keiko fujimori is the daughter of former President Alberto fujimori. Ms fujimori got 39% in the two-fifths ballots counted. She appeared to likely face Pedro Kuczynski who is a former world Bank Economist in june vote run-off.
Pedro Kuczynski got 24% of the counted ballots. Leftist congresswoman Veronika Mendoza, who had made a late surge in pre-election polls, was in third at 17 per cent.
The daughter of former jailed President Alberto fujimori got a strong position in the pre-result of Peru’s Presidential election and appeared headed to showdown with another center right candidate in june runoff.
The center-right fujimori will face the difficult battle in the second round of the poll because of her father’s image in the peruvians. While her father is remembered fondly by many, especially in the long-overlooked countryside, for defeating Maoist-inspired Shining Path rebels and taming hyperinflation. He is detested by large segments of the urban middle class for distort the human rights and his order for the military to terminate the Congress. Almost half of Peruvians surveyed said they would never vote for anyone associated with the former President Alberto fujimori and thousands came out on the streets a week ago to warn that Keiko Fujimori’s election could bring back authoritarian rule.
To make a good image in the minds of people of Peru, Keiko Fujimori promised to the people of the peru that she never pardon her father who is serving out a 25 years jail for empowering the death squads during his long ruled decade from 1990. On sunday, she requested the people of peru to bury the past. She also said that the Peruvians wants peace and do not want to fight anymore.
Sunday’s elections were violated by the worst attack of guerrilla in Humala’s presidency. On Saturday, Maoist-inspired Shining Path rebels killed eight soldiers and two civilians as they were traveling in a caravan to a remote village to provide security during the vote.
Maritza Sacsara, one of the many rural voters who cast votes for Fujimori and credited the candidate with campaigning desperately in small towns and villages which is is often ignored by Peruvian politicians.
Fujimori’s popular Force Party got an estimated 60 seats out of 130-member congress, while the other five parties got the remaining seats.
Sunday’s elections provided noteworthy defeats for conventional politicians. Two former presidents Alejandro Toledo and Alan Garcia finished near the bottom of the 10-candidate field, while for Garcia’s almost century-old APRA party barely got minimum 5 percent threshold to hold onto its legal standing.
Adding bitterness to the race, two candidates were incarcerated from the race by Peru’s electoral tribunal for campaign violations or technicalities, decisions questioned by the Organization of American States.