In the second round of the presidential elections on 6 June, Peruvians chose between two starkly different candidates – the outsider, leftist union leader Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, the right-wing daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori.
On the same day, Mexican voters returned President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (AMLO) MORENA party coalition to a majority in lower house congressional elections.
- How should these results be interpreted for the countries’ political and economic futures?
- How will Peru’s fractious congress respond to the new president?
- How will civil society, the private sector, and a weakened opposition respond in Mexico should AMLO continue his current course?
Speaker: Ambassador Andrés Rozental, Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Adviser, Chatham House
Dr Lucia Dammert, Professor of International Relations, Universidad de Chile
Chair: Dr Christopher Sabatini, Senior Research Fellow for Latin America, Chatham House