Archive for June, 2016

Bitter election campaign ends with challenge to next government

Bitter election campaign ends with challenge to next government

By Paula Dupraz-Dobias ✐ Final confirmation of election results Friday, setting Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as president-elect, ended a bitter presidential campaign polarized around the issues of democracy and political memories.  But with the party of opponent Keiko Fujimori holding a majority in Congress, Kuczynski’s government will have to contend with political […]

Peru’s President-elect Kuczynski Calls for Unity, Dialogue and Conciliation

Peru’s President-elect Kuczynski Calls for Unity, Dialogue and Conciliation

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is the new President-elect of Peru, according to the results given this afternoon by the National Electoral Process Office, ONPE. In a brief meeting with the press and members of his Peruanos por el Kambio team, Kuczynski said it was now time for unity, conciliation and dialogue, to work together […]

With some 70,000 votes to count: PPK  50.115%, Fujimori 49.885%

With some 70,000 votes to count: PPK 50.115%, Fujimori 49.885%

With almost 99.91% of the votes counted, Pedro Pablo Kuzcynski has held on to his 50.11% of the votes. Although he is ahead of Keiko Fujimori by only 39,000+ votes, he is virtually the next President of Peru. Peru’s National Office of Electoral Processes, ONPE, is to announce its close-to-final results later this […]

PPK holds razor thin lead over Fujimori in Peru ballot count: 50.14% to 49.86%

PPK holds razor thin lead over Fujimori in Peru ballot count: 50.14% to 49.86%

A total of 97.10% of the presidential runoff ballots had been counted by early this morning, with Pedro Pablo Kuczynski holding on to a less than half a percentage point lead over Keiko Fujimori. Working round the clock, Peru’s National Office of Electoral Processes, ONPE, updated their report before 8am on Tuesday morning […]