Jose Pedro Castillo Terrones: “candidate of the poor” is president

The Marxist Pedro Castillo ultimately prevailed against his conservative rival Keiko Fujimori with 50.13 percent (or 44,050 votes ahead of 25 million eligible voters). The 51-year-old, who is known as the “candidate of the poor”, was largely unknown in the South American country until a few years ago. The leftist politician comes from the northern province of Cajmarca. He is the third of nine children and his parents are illiterate. Castillo studied at the pedagogical level


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