ElectionGudie

April 9, 2006 Held

14,624,880
Voted
Peru

Republic of Peru

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

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:14,624,880
Valid Votes:10,753,323
Invalid Votes:2,188,789

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Union for Peru 45 - 2,274,797

21.15%

Peruvian Aprista Party 36 - 2,213,623

20.59%

National Unity 17 - 1,648,717

15.33%

Alliance for the Future 13 - 1,408,069

13.09%

Center Front 5 - 760,261

7.07%

Peru Possible 2 - 441,462

4.11%

National Restoration 2 - 432,209

4.02%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

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

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) 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) 120 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Union for Peru / Unión por el Perú (UPP)
    • Leader: Aldo ESTRADA Choque
    • Seats won in this election: 45
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: Peruvian Aprista Party / Partido Aprista Peruano (PAP)**
    • Leader: Alan GARCIA Perez
    • Seats won in this election: 36
    • Seats won in last election: 28
  • Alliance: National Unity / Unidad Nacional (UN)***
    • Leader: Lourdes FLORES Nano
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: 17
  • Alliance: Alliance for the Future / Alianza por el Futuro (AF 2006)****
    • Leader: Keiko FUJIMORI Higuchi
    • Seats won in this election: 13
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Alliance: Center Front / Frente de Centro (AFC)*****
    • Leader: Valentín PANIAGUA
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Peru Possible / Perú Posible (PP)
    • Leader: David WAISMAN Rjavinsthi
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 45
  • Party: National Restoration / Restauración Nacional (RN)
    • Leader: Humberto LAY Sun
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

** The PAP is also known by its original name the American Revolutionary People

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 27,949,958 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 16,494,906 (April 2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 13,984,307 (2006)

·         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: 35 (following the 2006 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: 4,192,493 (est.)