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Peru

Republic of Peru

30,147,935 15

Population (as of June 1, 2015)

Elections in our database

83.72%

Registered Voters (as of )

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
Congress of the Republic 2000-04-09 9,132,842 14,340,169 63.69%
President 2000-04-09 12,230,774 14,340,169 85.29%
President 2000-05-28 11,800,310 14,340,169 82.29%
President 2001-04-08 12,264,349 14,650,550 83.71%
Congress of the Republic 2001-04-08 11,987,641 14,650,550 81.82%
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%
President 2011-04-10 16,699,734 19,949,915 83.71%
Congress of the Republic 2011-04-10 19,402,275 19,949,915 97.25%
President 2011-06-05 16,466,397 19,949,915 82.54%
President 2016-04-10 17,997,430 21,965,970 81.93%
Congress of the Republic 2016-04-10 18,095,211 22,075,342 81.97%
President 2016-06-05 - - -

Voter Turnout