Peruvian conservative leader Keiko Fujimori announced Thursday that she was detected with a thyroid tumor and that she will undergo surgery next week to remove it and determine if there is any risk to her health.

“After a series of medical examinations performed in recent weeks, I have been detected a tumor of 4 x 2 cm approximately, diagnosed as follicular neoplasia, Bethesda system of thyroid 4,” reported the 3 times presidential candidate on her Twitter.

She added, in the same publication, that next week she will be “subjected to an operation to remove it and define its exact nature”.

“Until that time, my family and I will keep any additional details confidential. I am making this information public to avoid any type of leak or misinterpretation”, said the leader of the Popular Force party.

The daughter and political heiress of former president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) experienced her third consecutive defeat in 2021 in presidential elections won by rural school teacher Pedro Castillo (2021-2022), who is currently serving preventive detention for alleged acts of corruption during his administration and for attempting to perpetrate a coup d’état last December.

In the last elections, Fujimori not only saw her presidential ambitions thwarted once again, but also the possibility of temporarily evading a prosecutor’s accusation of more than 30 years in prison for alleged money laundering and criminal organization, as well as the option of freeing her father, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity.

The politician is currently facing a trial for alleged irregular contributions from the Brazilian company Odebrecht in the presidential campaigns of 2011 and 2016, when she was beaten in the polls by Ollanta Humala and in 2016 by economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

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