Keiko Fujimori, who lost the presidential race in Peru early this month, is facing more rejection by Peruvians who don’t want any member of her political party to chair the Congress, where her conservative Fuerza Popular controls 73 of 130 seats.
The daughter of Alberto Fujimori, the imprisoned former dictator, conceded defeat to conservative economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on June 10, ending five days of suspense over Peru's closest presidential election in decades.
A poll revealed on Saturday that 58 percent of citizens believe that the next Congress, to be installed on July 28, should be chaired by a parliamentarian who does not belong to Popular Force.
But the decision now depends on the Congress, which is dominated by the Fujimoris, actually the main concern of people is that lawmakers loyal to former dictator are going to block any move from Kuczynski, who won by a very small margin and with the support of the leftists and the “antifujimoristas” who reject the return to power of the infamous family.
TeleSUR’s correspondent in Peru, Rael Mora, said Popular Force will have to play a good political strategy in order to have a good image before people. He added that the Fujimoris also have to get along with the economic elite, otherwise the’ll be attacked by media controlled by them.
Keiko has been defeated twice in a row in a presidential race, but this time she was very close to achieve her goal, however some media said that a break within her party, especially with her brother Kenji cost her the victory.
Kenji didn't vote in the June 5 presidential runoff and media published pictures of billboards with the caption "Kenji 2021," spurring rumors of a power squabble with his sister.The youngest of the Fujimoris has denied that information saying he will not seek the presidency, but he could change his mind in six years.