ONPE confirms 100% of the records processed and Castillo wins in Peru

Pedro Castillo is the elected president of Peru with a narrow difference. Photo Archive

After a tense wait and five days of processing the minutes, Peru meets its new president-elect after the elections on June 6. With 100% of the records processed by the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), the candidate from Peru Libre, Pedro Castillo obtained 50.198% of the votes cast at the national level, while Keiko Fujimori achieved 49.802%.

The update indicates that Castillo obtained a total of 8 million 800,081 votes, while Fujimori a total of 8 million 730,535 accessions.

Meanwhile, the total of valid votes was 17 million 530,616; blank votes 120,931; invalid votes 1 million 086,214, with the total number of votes cast being 18 million 737,761; and having registered 74.663% of citizen participation.

The ONPE reported that a total of 86,488 minutes were processed, while 647 were sent to the National Elections Jury (JNE).

The 100% result was achieved after the arrival of the last two electoral records from the Morona district, Datem del Marañón province (Loreto), to the Decentralized Office of Electoral Processes of Alto Amazonas.  

The persistent rains prevailing in the area forced the withdrawal of the records to the computer center to be done, in a first section, by river route and then by air route. 

The records processed are all those that have entered the corresponding computer center and have undergone digitization and verification. On the other hand, the minutes counted are all those whose votes have been counted.

For climatic reasons, the last electoral records to be processed also include those corresponding to the Cusco and Junín regions. 

The head of the ONPE, Piero Corvetto, thanked all the personnel of the electoral institution for this achievement and confirmed that the final result will reflect the popular will expressed at the polls.

Minutes observed

According to the ONPE, now it only remains that the electoral records classified as observed, due to a material error, being incomplete, not having data, with contested votes or other circumstances, be resolved by the corresponding Special Electoral Juries, in order to reach 100% of counted minutes, that is, all those whose votes have been counted.  

According to the usual procedure, the records were processed as soon as they arrived at the computer centers. If they did not present any observations, they were added to the general calculation and, from then on, they were considered accounted for.  

A record can be observed in one of the following cases: It has been lost or damaged, it is incomplete, data is missing or illegible, it contains an incorrect sum or some other material error, it is illegible, its invalidity or the challenge of one or more votes.

The observations will be resolved by the respective special electoral juries (JEE) and, in second instance, by the National Elections Jury (JNE).  

Likewise, as evidence of faithful and unrestricted respect for the popular will expressed at the polls, the ONPE publishes on its website the image of the electoral records processed and recorded in the counting centers, which can be accessed through the following link.

Through this platform, with easy access to citizens, officials and national and international observers, the highest authority in the organization and execution of electoral processes shows that the calculation of results is carried out in a transparent and neutral manner.

With information from andina.pe



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