Peru: The eternal crisis besieges Pedro Castillo

Crises have plagued Castillo even before he assumed the Presidency on July 28 of last year. Since then, fears of a communist and authoritarian takeover have faded. But, on the other hand, the suspicions about his inability to guide the country on the path of governability did materialize.

By Carla Samon Ros

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A hyperpolarized campaign, a victory by the minimum and a legal offensive that alleged electoral fraud heralded a weak stability for Pedro Castillo, who a year ago was proclaimed president-elect of Peru and, since then, he already has four ministerial cabinets, two parliamentary impeachment attempts and two investigations against him.

On July 19, 2021, the Peruvian electoral court proclaimed the rural school teacher the winner of the second presidential round, who won by surprise, and by just 44,000 votes, his rival at the polls, the right-wing Keiko Fujimori, daughter . . .

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