From Lima. They met face to face for the first time. The presidential candidate is on the left Pedro CastilloAnd the representative of tyrannical right, Keiko Fujimori, They had their first debate in this second round on Saturday. It was an unexpected impromptu meeting – as the Electoral Authority organized two debates for the Sunday before the June 6 elections – which began just three days earlier when the two candidates competed with each other and were confirmed only on Friday afternoon. Both candidates It is found on the main square in Chota, Cajamarca North Andean province, where the teacher and trade unionist Castillo was born and lives.. Limited entry was permitted for people sympathetic to both candidates.
With the polls against him by a large margin, Keiko desperately needed to try to change that scenario and pressure her rival to discusss. He repeated “Don’t run, Pedro,” trying to corner his opponent to force him into the debate. “I’m not running away from Fujimorism, it was her father who escaped,” Castillo replied, after he was stunned by Fujimori, referring to fleeing the country of the now imprisoned ex-dictator Alberto Fujimori in 2000. After urging him to debate, Keiko ended up agreeing to do so in Chota, a condition that Castillo had set.
Keiko had the debate he was looking for, he was somewhat better than his opponent, but he didn’t win the strength he expected and needed due to his flaw in the polls. On the field, there were more applause and shouts of support for Castillo, who played at home. With his unbreakable straw hat, Castillo was the first to reach his hometown of Shota Square. He did it on time at the agreed time. Keiko was half an hour late.
Castillo started the discussion by sending a Labor Day greeting. “I would like to say hello to Mrs. Fujimori, but I don’t know how long and where she was working,” I shot from the start. Keiko, who has not been known for a job since leaving Congress in 2011, did not respond.
Professor Castillo said: “In Peru extraordinary things are happening. I have had to request permission from my work for this campaign, and others had to request permission from the judiciary,” referring to the permission The Fujimori candidate had to ask justice for her election trips as she faces trial for corruption.
The left-wing candidate started out well, but later on lacked clarity in his proposals and lost more than one opportunity to gain an advantage. When the issue of corruption was raised, Castillo did not take the opportunity to cite the judicial process of money laundering and criminal organization that Keiko is facing, with a request for 30 years in prison. An inexplicable omission. On the contrary, Keiko launched and attacked, reminding the former ruler of the ruling for corruptionVladimir Seron p, President and founder of Castillo’s Peru Liber party. When he spoke of political corruption, Castillo mentioned “the six billion dollars that were stolen,” but he did not specify that this theft occurred in the Fujimori regime.
When the candidate on the right asked him for not presenting the team he intends to rule with and bragged that she had a team, Castillo did not respond. he returned to Missing the opportunity to hit, noting that in Keiko’s team there are dubious personalities who worked in the dictatorship of Alberto Fujimori, Including the former economy minister who was sentenced for corruption.
When we talk about the epidemic, The candidate from Peru Libre linked his ruthless effect to the neoliberal model that weakened public health, offering to increase the health budget and change Fujimori’s constitution so that health becomes truly again. Kiko insisted that the private sector participate in the vaccination and provided vouchers to the families of the victims of the epidemic..
In the left-wing candidate assured that his government Review contracts with transnational corporations that exploit natural resources So that the state moves from getting 30% of the profits from that exploitation to collecting 70%. “No loot,” he shouted. Kiko attributed serious economic problems not to the crisis of the neoliberal model but to administrative failures.
On the security issue, the candidate from the right raised her voice and insisted that her big offer was weight. Castillo spoke of teaching children to fight crime, but did not indicate immediate action to tackle the current public insecurity..
Certification Fujimori’s will to change the history of internal armed conflict and hide human rights violations, daughter of the former dictator sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity, announced that her government will remove references to militants from schoolbooks.. “It will appear that what happened here was terrorism,” he said. Castillo ignored this advertisement.
“We are neither terrorists, nor Communists, nor Chavez,” Castillo said on the defensive, in response to the accusations leveled against him by Fujimori and the bloc’s right to associate with the defeated Maoist armed group. Radiant roadHe was an activist in the 1980s and 1990s, and the campaign intends to frighten him by declaring a “Communist and Chavista” government if he wins the elections. Both candidates ended up calling for unity.
“I think Keiko won the debate because it was firmer, clearer, and more realistic than Castillo. He made advertisements such as raising pensions or canceling small business debt. The gesture to go discussing Shota, the Land of Castillo, favors it. Castillo was not clear and had to make more specific proposals, ” said sociologist and political analyst Pagina 12 Alberto Adrianzen.
The day before the debate, a Datum poll was revealed in which Castillo had reduced his advantage over the candidate to take Fujimori. In this survey, Castillo gets 44 percent and Kiko 34 percent. A week ago, a poll gave Castillo a twenty-point advantage. Comparing this latest survey to one by Datum published ten days ago, Castillo increased from 41 to 44 percent, and Keiko grew even more, from 26 to 34 percent. The growth of the two was fueled by the undecided and those who indicated they would vote in blank, which fell from 33 percent to 22 percent.
The campaign of fear and demolition against the left-wing candidate, who left the Fujimorism system and joined by the mainstream media without failing and saturating social networks, which initially seemed not to work for Fujimorism, will begin to emerge. Affect the Keiko’s position as the “lesser of two evils”, the right-to-win strategy.