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Peru Would be a ‘Dicatorship’ Under Castillo, Lopez Aliaga Says

  • Rafael Lopez Aliaga says he won’t back Castillo in 2nd Round
  • Castillo will face Fujimori in a June presidential run-off
Pedro Castillo after casting his vote in Cajamarca, Peru.

Pedro Castillo after casting his vote in Cajamarca, Peru.

Photographer: Jorge Uriarte/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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The candidate who came third in Peru’s presidential election, Rafael Lopez Aliaga, said he won’t back frontrunner Pedro Castillo in the runoff, warning that the leftist union leader would turn the country into a “cruel dictatorship.”

Lopez’s stance could bolster the prospects of Keiko Fujimori and her Popular Force party who will face Castillo in a second round tentatively set for June 6.