April 9, 2000 Held


Republic of Peru

Election for Peruvian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:12,230,774
Valid Votes:11,213,012
Invalid Votes:1,017,762

Vote Share by Candidate:

Alberto Fujimori4,438,231


Alejandro TOLEDO3,597,554


Alberto Andrade260,841


Other Candidates241,376


Federico Salas202,768


Luis Castaneda Lossio161,856

Election Results Modified: Oct 21, 2013

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Peru

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alberto Kenyo FUJIMORI Fujimori
  • Head of Government: President Alberto Kenyo FUJIMORI Fujimori
  • 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 to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Alberto Fujimori
    • Party: PERU 2000
  • Alejandro Toledo
    • Party: Peru Posible
  • Alberto Andrade
    • Party: Somos Peru
  • Federico Salas
    • Party: Avancemos
  • Luis Castaneda Lossio
    • Party: Partido Solidad Nacional (PSN)
  • Other Candidates
    • Party: N/A

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held on April 9, 1995. In the last election, President FUJIMORI received 64.42% of the vote, defeating Javier PEREZ de CUELLAR, his closest competitor with 21.80% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 25,914,875 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 14,340,169 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 12,964,036 (2000)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 24 (following the 2000 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.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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