Tensions flared in Lima on Friday as supporters of both Peruvian presidential candidates, Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, grew impatient with the slow pace of the election. No final result has been revealed five days after a controversial electoral run-off between the two contenders.
Castillo supporters gathered in Lima's downtown area amid unconfirmed allegations that the Electoral Court was considering extending the time for parties to seek the annulment of suspicious ballots, which had already passed on Wednesday evening.
“If the JNE intends to extend the time for annulling ballots, they will be in violation of the electoral order,” Castillo stated on Twitter.
Fujimori has accused Castillo’s Peru Libre party of tampering with ballots and asked for the annulment of 200,000 votes and the review of another 300,000.