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What do Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori think about these six controversial issues


(CNN Spanish) – The official count of the results at the voting tables of the second round of the elections in Peru, in which the candidates Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori face off, has ended, but the difference is so small that the authorities they have not yet proclaimed the winner.

With 100% of the minutes processed, and when the votes of only about 364 of those minutes or tables still had to be counted, the ONPE (National Office of Electoral Processes) reported on Friday afternoon that Castillo obtained 50.170% of the votes (8,818,403), while Fujimori added 49.830% (8,758,626). A difference of just under 60,000 votes.

The eyes of the world are still on the two candidates and what awaits the country if the balance tips one way or the other.

The candidates for the presidency of Peru in the second round: Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Castillo.

Castillo, from the left-wing Peru Libre party, has surprised the campaign with a series of conservative stances that are mixed with others that critics consider statist and far-left. While Fujimori, from Fuerza Popular, has been associated with the right wing in Peru since the beginning of his career, but also proposes measures that aim to attract the support of the popular sectors, such as economic aid to overcome the crisis caused by the pandemic.

These are the positions of both candidates around six controversial issues.


Castillo: against

He indicated in April that “he would not legalize abortion at all,” adding that he plans to refer the issue to the National Constituent Assembly for debate, “but personally I do not agree,” in statements to the channel. RPP.

Fujimori: against

For his part, Fujimori says: “I want to clarify my position regarding abortion: I am a defender of life, I have always said so,” Fujimori said in 2016 in an interview for Latin News. “Life is defended from conception to natural death,” he reiterated in 2021 in dialogue with Channel N.

Equality marriage

Castillo: against

Asked about equal marriage, Castillo said in April that it was “worse still” than abortion. “Family first,” he told RPP.

Fujimori: unions yes, adoptions no

Fujimori, meanwhile, expressed in 2016 that he was “in favor of the patrimonial union, but I am against the adoption of same-sex couples”, interviewed by Latin News.

Drug legalization

Castillo: against

Castillo indicated that “of course not” he was in favor of legalizing marijuana, in statements to RPP.

Fujimori: against

At this point, Fujimori assured that “legalizing drugs would be the end of our society”, in a 2011 interview with America TV. “It is absurd, our country is one of the great drug producers and by legalizing it, what we would do would be to lose our youth.”

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Gender approach

Castillo: says it’s not a priority

“The gender approach is not our priority, it has to be transferred to the National Assembly for debate,” Castillo said in statements in April 2021, reported by TV Peru.

Fujimori: says he wants gender equality

“We will eliminate the misnamed gender ideology, and we will emphasize what we all want: gender equality, respect between men and women,” Fujimori said during the debate with Castillo in May 2021.


Castillo: against

At this point, Castillo has said that he hopes to refer the matter to the National Assembly of Peru, but clarified in statements to the press that he “did not agree either.”

Fujimori: against

“Euthanasia, no,” Fujimori said in statements to Channel N.

Death penalty

Castillo: has hinted that he will evaluate it for certain cases

Castillo has not spoken strongly in favor of capital punishment, although during the debate in March 2021 with the then candidate and former president Ollanta Humala said that he was seeking “civil death” for officials convicted of corruption and that he planned “to transfer to the National Constituent Assembly that the Pact of San José be debated and analyzed, we cannot allow all these blights ».

The 1969 American Convention on Human Rights, also known as the Pact of San José de Costa Rica, prohibits reinstating the death penalty to those countries that have abolished it. Peru subscribes to this treaty.

Fujimori: agree in certain cases

Fujimori, on the other hand, considered in statements to the press in 2016 that “he would agree to the death penalty for rapists of children under 7 years old.”



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