Everything went downhill during the runoff. If it was already a campaign rich in fears and poor in proposals, the media impoverished it even more by exchanging research for proselytism. For weeks, there were numerous covers in the national newspapers against Castillo and none against his opponent.6. In the provinces, the news announced the Iceland Phone Number List arrival of a kind of mix between communism and madurismo embodied in cholos who, emboldened, rushed to invade the houses of "good people." On television, media laws that regulate Iceland Phone Number List neutrality and impartiality were constantly challenged. The hosts of the most watched youth programs waved the national flag and repeated Fujimori's campaign slogans, shaking his blond and muscular bodies, while holding the bottles of juice that they had to promote in the next block.
Almost all the press outlets issued statements explaining that the owners had the right to establish an editorial line. In retrospect, the Iceland Phone Number List messages seemed like threats. After both the pollsters and the count by the national authority indicated that Castillo had won, the media began a campaign of denial and misinformation. The already Iceland Phone Number List old sport of terruqueo– accusations of terrorism to disqualify political opponents – was daily bread against those who recognized the electoral results. All the spotlights were on the ex-military, far-right leaders and Iceland Phone Number List even Hispanists who repeated in chorus that, if Castillo won, they would take up arms to "defend democracy and peace." It was easier for several politicians to argue on television that the Organization of American States ( OAS ) and Joe Biden had been accomplices and cronies in an alleged fraud than to admit that the Chotano candidate had won at the polls.
Even the journalists who questioned this version had to leave their posts.7. Thus, the definition of the results of the final count was Iceland Phone Number List postponed and, much worse still, a shadow was cast on the ideal that power in Latin America is won solely through votes. If the chances of governability of the Peruvian presidents were already undermined by the use of presidential vacancies as a daily threat, the delegitimization of the electoral results opens a second Iceland Phone Number List Pandora's box in the region, by which the losers are empowered by other powers not to accept his defeat.