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Peru Libre, Pedro Castillo’s party, influences future government priorities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Before the run-off, president-elect Pedro Castillo tried to dissociate himself from some of his own party's guidelines, whose government plan is very close to the doctrine of the "21st-century far-left socialism."

Perú Libre's plan was endorsed by the party's founder, Vladimir Cerrón, a controversial ex-governor of an Andean region suspended from office for a criminal conviction, accused of abuse of office. He is a hardline representative and the more than 30 elected legislators' bench is more sympathetic to his positions.

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