Peru’s Pedro Castillo has thanked Presidents Luis Arce, Alberto Fernández, and Daniel Ortega, during an address to his supporters this evening in Lima. The three heads of state publicly recognized Castillo as President-elect of Peru on Thursday.
From the balcony of his campaign office in Lima, Castillo expressed gratitude to a crowd of cheering supporters:
“I want to thank the messages from organizations of other countries, from teachers of other countries in Latin America, of popular organizations of neighboring countries, the President of Bolivia, the President of Argentina, the President of Nicaragua, thank you, with all the fervor of Latin America, on behalf of all of you (supporters). I want to thank the political leaders who have taken the time to come and say how great it is that the Peruvian people have woken up, to say that the people have a right to make their own development.”
President Luis Arce congratulated Castillo on social media, saying, “Bolivia joins the celebration of the Peruvian people and congratulates our brother Pedro Castillo, President-elect of Peru, a country with which we share history and culture. The Patria Grande joins forces to continue the fight for a tomorrow with justice and equality for the people.”
President Alberto Fernandez, tweeted, “Today I contacted Pedro Castillo, President-elect of Peru. I expressed my wish that we join forces in favor of Latin America. We are deeply entwined nations. I celebrate that the dear Peruvian people face a future with democracy and institutional solidity.”
President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo phoned Castillo to send greetings and congratulations on “this immense popular victory led by comrade Pedro” and released a press statement.
Congratulatory statements and well wishes were also sent in light of the electoral feat from Senators of Mexico’s MORENA party, Brazil’s Workers’ Party and Bolivia’s MAS legislators as well as from the Sao Paulo Forum and numerous social movements .