President Alberto Fujimori’s refusal to delay elections to allow international observers to confirm that vote counting would be fair has created a political crisis. His challenger for office withdrew from the May 28 election claiming fraud, and a large segment of the population is questioning the government’s validity. Fujimori won only 51 percent of the vote in an election where he ran unopposed. Demonstrations rocked Lima and were dispersed with tear gas. Peru faces possible sanctions from other nations, and more demonstrations are likely.