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Peruvians Living in 79 Countries to Vote in the Runoff

  • A Peruvian citizen casts his vote, Indonesia, Jun. 6, 2021.

    A Peruvian citizen casts his vote, Indonesia, Jun. 6, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @CancilleriaPeru

Published 6 June 2021

Electoral authorities installed 3,440 voting tables in 224 locations worldwide. 

Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry (RREE) informed that 997,033 Peruvians living abroad are eligible to cast their vote in this Sunday's presidential elections. 


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Among the countries with the largest number of Peruvian voters are the U.S (309,602), Spain (152,212), Argentina (143,189), Chile (117,140), and Italy (94,590). 

The RREE delivered electoral papers such as voting records and ballot boxes to 114 consular offices in 79 countries. At least, 3,440 voting tables are expected to function in 224 locations.

In this runoff election, Peruvians residing in Chile, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Aruba will be able to participate as they could not cast their vote on April 11 due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

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National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) President Piero Corvetto indicated that this Sunday's elections will have a higher turnout overseas, reaching 1.5 percent of the electoral roll. 

The elections are taking place amid a pressing COVID-19 situation in Peru where health authorities had reported 1,980,391 cases and 186,073 related fatalities. 

This Sunday, over 25,280,954 Peruvians will have to decide between the leftist candidate Pedro Castillo from the Free Peru party and Keiko Fujimori who represents Popular Force to head the presidential office for the next five years. 

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