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Peru

Republic of Peru

29,849,303 12

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

19,949,915 84.01%

Registered Voters (as of April 1, 2011)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Congress of the Republic Congreso de la República Assembly
President President Head of Government
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ollanta HUMALA Tasso *
  • Head of Government: President Ollanta HUMALA Tasso **
  • Assembly: Peru has a unicameral Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República) with 130 seats.

* Peru has a Prime Minister, but they do not hold executive power. The current Prime Minister is César VILLANUEVA.

** Executive power resides with the President. The Prime Minister, who holds no executive power, is Juan Federico JIMENEZ Mayor.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República) 130 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** District magnitude ranges from 2-7, except Lima which is now 36, and Madre de Dios which is 1.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 2000-04-09 12,230,774 14,340,169 85.29%
Congress of the Republic 2000-04-09 9,132,842 14,340,169 63.69%
President 2000-05-28 11,800,310 14,340,169 82.29%
Congress of the Republic 2001-04-08 11,987,641 14,650,550 81.82%
President 2001-04-08 12,264,349 14,650,550 83.71%
President 2001-06-03 12,128,969 14,650,550 82.79%
President 2006-04-09 14,632,003 16,494,906 88.71%
Congress of the Republic 2006-04-09 14,624,880 16,494,906 88.66%
President 2006-06-04 14,468,049 16,494,906 87.71%
Congress of the Republic 2011-04-10 19,402,275 19,949,915 97.25%
President 2011-04-10 16,699,734 19,949,915 83.71%
President 2011-06-05 16,466,397 19,949,915 82.54%

Voter Turnout