A CNN report has likened Keiko Fujimori with Donald Trump, former president of the United States, and Benjamin Netanyahu, outgoing prime minister of Israel. The comparison occurs after the presidential candidate of Peru denounced an alleged “systematic fraud” in the presidential ballot and the nullity of 802 polling stations nationwide, which represent some 200,000 votes.
The political leaders of the US, Israel and Peru aspired “to lead the government”, but “they do not accept being defeated by their opponents,” indicates the US television network. “This is the case of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu and possibly Keiko Fujimori, who is still waiting for the final results, although (…) he is losing.”
CNN picked up, as a simile, the speech that Trump, Netanyahu and Fujimori made when denouncing the scam in the elections of their respective countries.
“I am not the one who is trying to weaken American democracy, I am the one who is trying to save it. Remember that, please, ”said Donald Trump in 2020, when he was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden.
“We are witnessing the largest electoral fraud in the country, and in my opinion, the largest fraud in history,” said Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-ruling leader (in office since 2009) and whose mandate it has been clouded by an ongoing corruption trial, in which it has denied any wrongdoing. Now he is about to be ousted.
“There is a clear intention to boycott the popular will,” Keiko Fujimori said on Monday, June 7, while requesting that the complaints of other similar cases be shared on the networks under the slogan #FraudeEnMesa. “It is not that we are concerned about our candidacy, it is about defending the future of our country,” he said.
They are “different circumstances, but similar arguments,” said Juan Carlos López, presenter and chief correspondent for CNN en Español. “The intention is to defend democracy, not to question it,” he added.
In the Peruvian case, the electoral advisor of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Luis Martínez-Betanzos, told EFE that “there is nothing or no one that has damaged the credibility” of the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE ) or the National Elections Jury (JNE), the highest electoral bodies in the country.
“I see attacks from both sides, but there is no fraud. Electoral fraud in any country can only be organized and instructed by the Executive and here the Government is managing it impeccably and loyally to democracy, ”said the advisor.
Instead, Martínez Betanzos pointed to some information published “irresponsibly” by the media or disseminated through social networks with attacks on both the JNE and the ONPE with the alleged intention of undermining their credibility.
The JNE shared on Twitter a document from the Observer Mission of the Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations (UNIORE) that “recognizes that the electoral process carried out on June 6 was organized correctly and successfully in accordance with national standards and international ”.
With information from EFE and AFP.
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