Keiko Fujimori would be ‘lesser of two evils’ as Peru president, says Nobel prize author

Keiko Fujimori would be ‘lesser of two evils’ as Peru president, says Nobel prize author

The Guardian

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Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa says Fujimori’s opponent Pedro Castillo would undermine democracy

The Nobel prize-winning Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has called on his compatriots to support Keiko Fujimori’s bid to become president, despite once running against her now jailed and disgraced father, Alberto, and spending years savaging the dynasty for its corrosive effects on Peru and its politics.

Vargas Llosa said the rightwing Fujimori – who faces Pedro Castillo, a far-left but socially conservative union leader and teacher in June’s presidential runoff – was “the lesser of two evils”. Castillo won 19.1% of the vote in last week’s first round, while Fujimori took 13.4%.

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