The presidential candidate of Peru Libre, Pedro Castillo, has called this Monday to “recover the homeland” through a new Constitution, while his rival in the next second round of the presidential elections – which takes place on Sunday – Keiko Fujimori , from Fuerza Popular, has warned of the risk that “communism will come to power.”
In two events in the southern department of Arequipa, the candidates have staged an electoral rally just six days before the elections, in which Peruvians will elect their next president in the hope of ending a political crisis that the country drags for years.
Fujimori has carried out, in front of some Peruvian personalities such as the writer Mario Vargas Llosa, the so-called oath for democracy and the fight against corruption. In addition, she has asked “support and company to fulfill it.”
At the event, the conservative candidate acknowledged that “in the recent past” of her party, Popular Force, and of herself, they have not been “up to the task,” however, “the mistakes made, the unfair prison that I have lived, they have left me a profound lesson, that is why without any excuse, today I apologize “, reports ‘El Comercio’.
After assuming the errors, he has requested “an opportunity to vindicate myself with the language of the facts”, while he has warned about the risk that exists that “communism comes to power to try to perpetuate itself” in an act that has also been attended by the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.
As for Castillo, also from Arequipa, he explained that Peru is “at a better time to recover the homeland”, and so that “the cry will come true by marking a new Constitution where the fundamental rights of the person are developed.”
In addition, he has insisted on the promises of his political formation, Peru Libre, to “rescue Peru, to give them all their wealth, to respect the environment, the farmer, the merchant,” he assured in front of hundreds of followers in the Plaza de Armas of the city of Arequipa.
The latest poll published this Sunday places the leftist candidate, Castillo, with 51.1 percent of the intention to vote, very close to Fujimori, who stands at 48.9 percent of the intention to vote. This Sunday, both candidates participated in the last debate that will precede the electoral appointment next Sunday.