by Peter Koenig as an update to his initial article for The Saker Blog

Peru had Presidential (run-off) elections on 6 June 2021 – the final result is still not published, even though the National Election Committee had finished its work and decided that, though with a razor thin margin, the socialist Pedro Castillo, primary school professor, from rural Cajamarca, won the election.

His opponent, the ultra-neoliberal Keiko Fujimori – yes, you are right – she is former President Fujimori’s daughter – her father is in prison for corruption and crimes on humanity (a 25 year sentence) – she, Keiko, is fighting tooth and nail to turn this election result around in her favor. 


She had been freed from preventive prison while investigated for corruption, so she could run for President – a strange law, but apparently legit in Peru. Should she become President against all odds, she will be protected from prosecution due to government immunity. If not – as it looks to be the case now, she will be going back to prison, at least temporarily.

Coercion and corruption is strong in Peru.


Should a turn-around of the election results happen – it would not come as a surprise if extreme turmoil, if not civil war were to erupt.

Peter Koenig is a geopolitical analyst and a former Senior Economist at the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked for over 30 years on water and environment around the world. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for online journals and is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed; and co-author of Cynthia McKinney’s book “When China Sneezes: From the Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis” (Clarity Press – November 1, 2020).

Peter Koenig is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.
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