June 4, 2006 Held


Republic of Peru

Election for Peruvian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:14,468,049
Valid Votes:13,235,097
Invalid Votes:1,075,089

Vote Share by Candidate:

Alan GARCIA Pérez6,965,017


Ollanta HUMALA Tasso6,270,080

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) 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 Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

* PAP is also known by its original name the American Revolutionary People's Alliance (Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana -APRA).
** Ollanta Humala is the leader of the Peruvian Nationalist Party (Partido Nacionalista Peruano PNP), but is running under the Union for Peru (Unión por el Perú) banner.

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on April 8, 2001, with a runoff election held on June 3, 2001. In the runoff, Alejandro TOLEDO Manrique was elected president with 53.1% of the vote against Alan GARCIA with 46.9%. These elections took place four years ahead of schedule.

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.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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