Keiko, the eldest daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is also in prison for human rights abuses, is accused of receiving $1.2 million from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht for its political campaigns in 2011 and 2016 — and was defeated both times.
The prosecutor in the case involving Kiko, Jose Domingo Perez, had requested 11 months and 22 days in prison for the candidate, alleging that she did not comply with restrictions imposed on maintaining communication with witnesses in the case.
Prosecutor asks justice in Peru for Keiko Fujimori’s preventive detention
The candidate attended Monday’s hearing with attorney Juliana Loza, who said her client did not break the restrictions or act to obstruct court proceedings, for which no date has been set for the hearings to begin.
Kiko does not accept defeat
2 of the 2 UPDF candidate for the presidency of Peru, Keiko Fujimori, during a press conference on May 8 – Photo: REUTERS/Angela Pons
People’s Force candidate for president of Peru, Keiko Fujimori, during a press conference on May 8 – Photo: REUTERS/Angela Pons
The court’s decision comes at a time when Kiko did not admit defeat to socialist Pedro Castillo, who declared himself the winner after the country’s electoral authority. You declare your leadership by 44,058 votes.
To officially announce the winner, the National Electoral Tribunal must Solve the challenge or cancel thousands of votes From the outback, most requested by Keiko Fujimori, allegation of fraud. Experts say the review process can take days and even weeks.
International observers of the operation in Lima have already stated so The elections were conducted in a transparent manner.
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Election observers from the Organization of American States called on the presidential candidates in Peru for patience.