Rival protests in Peru as tensions rise over presidential vote

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • US eradication of Native American culture in spotlight
  • Al Jazeera investigation: How a Hollywood film was changed to depict Qatar as a ‘terrorist state’
  • The Island of Secrets | Al Jazeera Investigations
  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Rival protests in Peru as tensions rise over presidential vote” – below is their description.

    Supporters of both of Peru’s political rivals have been out in huge numbers amid rising tensions over this month’s contested election.

    Socialist contender Pedro Castillo, who narrowly leads the official count, has claimed victory.

    But right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori is making claims of electoral fraud and is seeking to get votes annulled.

    The fraud allegations prompted a group of retired senior military officers to call on military chiefs to reject Castillo if he is named president. In an open letter, they warned if electoral officials declared him the winner, the military could intervene.

    President Francisco Sagasti has condemned the statement.

    Analysts say some politicians are looking for any means to prevent Castillo from becoming president.

    Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima, Peru.

    – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/

    – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/

    – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

    #Peru #PeruDecide2021 #Elecciones2021PE

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Peru

    Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art. 

    2 Recent Items: Peru

  • More than one million dead in Latin America as variants spread | COVID-19 Special
  • Protesters in Peru Rally Against Castillo’s New Government
  • Leave a Comment