President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) criticized on Wednesday (9) the probable new president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, who heads the counting of votes in the elections in the neighboring country.
In a cult, Bolsonaro said it was “just a miracle” to undo Castillo’s victory and called him “a guy from Foro de São Paulo”.
“We have now lost Peru. It’s back, by all indications – there’s a 1% deficit there, just a miracle to be reversed – a guy from the São Paulo Forum is going to take over. Look at the new Constitution Chile. We were on the brink, “the president told Anapolis (GO).
The São Paulo Forum is an organization that brings together left-wing parties in Latin America and is currently demonized by the right-wing linked to Bolsonaro.
Castillo declared himself the winner of the election on Tuesday night. From the balcony of his party committee, Free Peru, in the center of Lima, the leftist candidate affirmed that the “people have spoken” and that, “according to the report of our inspectors, we already have the result”.
“We have seen that the people imposed this victory at the ballot box. Therefore, I ask you not to fall into provocations.”
With 99.82% of the ballots counted, Castillo’s victory seems irreversible since he holds 50.2% of the vote, while Keiko Fujimori, right-wing daughter of the autocrat Alberto Fujimori, holds 49.8%. Despite this, the national election jury has made no official statement confirming the result and is awaiting the arrival of votes cast abroad, from countries like Chile and Brazil.
Although overseas votes favor Keiko, only a fraction of them still rely on IT, making a turnaround unlikely.
Mentioning the constituent in Chile, Bolsonaro referred to the defeat of the country’s right-wing election candidates, who won less than a third of the seats.
This Wednesday in Anápolis, Bolsonaro also criticized left-wing governments in Venezuela and Argentina, although he did not name the leaders of the two countries.
Venezuela is ruled by dictator Chavez Nicolás Maduro, while Argentina is chaired by Peronist Alberto Fernández.
Both leaders have been criticized on other occasions by Bolsonaro.
“Look where our Venezuela went when people started to believe in the easy stuff. A very rich country, like Venezuela, in oil and gold. Look where they went, given the ideology they followed. Look where our Argentina is, just a miracle to save Argentina, “he said.