Fujimori’s family returns to the top of Peruvian politics. After the controversial presidency of Alberto Fujimori from 1990 to 2000, now it is his daughter Keiko who was presented as President of Perú by Fuerza Popular for the next term and who won yesterday obtaining 39.4 % of the vote to 64 % of the votes counted against the 23.7 % of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, from PPK, center-right party. However, a second round, scheduled for June 5th, that will decide the future of the Latin American country will be necessary. From Emotion Research Lab, using facial emotion reconognition technique, we wanted to show Keiko Fujimori’s proud victory in a key moment in Peruvian politics.
Until the last moment, second place was disputed between Kuczynski and Verónika Mendoza, from leftist Frente Amplio, but has finally been the party of Peruanos por el Kambio which has made it into the second round. In addition, also it confirmed the victory of fujimorism in Congress, which would have achieved at least half of the seats.
Keiko Fujimori’s proud victory
PRIDE shown by Fujimori in the press conference after the results of the presidential election coincides with engagement and confidence expressed in her speech where she called Peruvians to return to vote her in the second round as “election results express reconciliation will”, as it is shown by the full levels of emotional arousal. Keiko has sought from the outset of the campaign to reconcile Peruvians with her figure, heavily tarnished by corruption of his father who is still in prison for various cases of corruption and crimes against humanity.
However , this victory is not convincing. Keiko Fujimori will face in the second round to antifujimorism. Rejection of the figure of the ex president and everything related to him is a strong threat to the aspiring President of Perú, it now seems that all the different forces to Fuerza Popular, will choose Kuczynski’s option, who concentrate all vote against that surname who scored and seems to continue marking the country’s history.