ElectionGudie

April 8, 2001 Held

11,987,641
Voted
Peru

Republic of Peru

Election for Congreso de la República (Peruvian Congress of the Republic)

Results

64%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:11,987,641
Valid Votes:9,421,709
Invalid Votes:1,352,780

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Peru Posible 41 - 2,477,624

26.30%

Partido Aprista Peruano 29 - 1,857,416

19.71%

Unidad Nacional 15 - 1,304,037

13.84%

Frente Independiente Moralizador 12 - 1,034,672

10.98%

Other parties 6 - 967,342

10.27%

Somos Per -Causa Democrctica 4 - 544,193

5.78%

Cambio 90'/Nueva Mayoria 4 - 452,696

4.80%

Accion Popular 3 - - 393,433

4.18%

Union por el Peru 6 - 390,236

4.14%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 120 seats in the Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica del Peru)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alejandro TOLEDO Manrique
  • Head of Government: President Alejandro TOLEDO Manrique
  • Assembly: Peru has a unicameral Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica del Peru) with 120 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica del Peru) 120 members are elected by popular vote.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Possible Peru / Peru Posible (PP)
    • Leader: Alejandro TOLEDO
    • Seats won in this election: 41
    • Seats won in last election: 29
  • Party: American Popular Revolutionary Alliance / Partido Aprista Peruano (APRA)
    • Leader: Jorge del CASTILLO
    • Seats won in this election: 29
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: National Unity / Unidad Nacional
    • Leader: Lourdes FLORES Nano
    • Seats won in this election: 15
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Independent Moralizing Front / Frente Independiente Moralizador (FIM)
    • Leader: Fernando OLIVERA
    • Seats won in this election: 12
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Union for Peru / Union por el Peru (UPP)
    • Leader: Henry PEASE Garca
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: We Are Peru / Somos Peru - Causa Democratica (SP)
    • Leader: Alberto ANDRADE
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Change '90 - New Majority / Cambio '90-Nueva Mayoria*
    • Leader: Pablo CORREA
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 52
  • Party: Popular Action / Accion Popular (AP)
    • Leader: Fernando BELANDE TERRY
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Other parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

* This party participated in the last election as 'Peru 2000'

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative Elections were last held on April 9, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 26,261,363 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 14,906,233 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 13,137,632 (2001)

·         Is Peru a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (23 July 1981)

·         Has Peru ratified CEDAW: Yes (13 September 1982)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 22 (following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 84 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Peru a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Peru ratified CRPD: Yes (30 January 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 3,887,231 (est.)