April 8, 2001 Held


Republic of Peru

Election for Peruvian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:12,264,349
Valid Votes:10,601,720
Invalid Votes:402,436

Vote Share by Candidate:

Alejandro TOLEDO3,871,167


Alan GARCIA2,732,857


Lourdes FLORES2,576,653


Fernando OLIVERA1,044,207


Other Candidates197,593


Carlos BOLAÑA179,243

Election Results Modified: Aug 17, 2023

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of 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 to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Alejandro TOLEDO*
    • Party: Peru Posible
  • Alan GARCIA*
    • Party: Partido Aprista Peruano (APRA)
  • Lourdes FLORES
    • Party: Unidad Nacional
  • Fernando OLIVERA
    • Party: Frente Independiente Moralizador (FIM)
  • Carlos BOLAÑA
    • Party: Solución Popular
  • Other Candidates
    • Party: N/A

*Alejandro TOLEDO and Alan GARCIA advanced to the second round of the presidential election.

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held on April 9, 2000 and May 28, 2000. Alberto FUJIMORI ran unopposed in the second round election and received 74.33% of the vote.

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: 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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