June 5, 2016 Held


Republic of Peru

Election for Peruvian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:18,335,385
Valid Votes:17,141,007
Invalid Votes:1,044,902

Vote Share by Candidate:

Pedro Pablo KUCZYNSKI8,591,802


Keiko Sofia FUJIMORI Higuchi8,549,205

Election Results Modified: Jun 13, 2016

General Information

Peru: President, 10 April 2016

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President Peru

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ollanta HUMALA Tasso (since 28 July 2011)
  • Head of Government: President Ollanta HUMALA Tasso (since 28 July 2011)
  • Assembly: Peru has a unicameral Congreso de la Republica del Peru (Congress of the Republic of Peru) composed of 130 seats with members serving 5-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • The president is directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed, for a 5-year term.

Last Election:

  • The first round of the presidential election was held on 10 April 2016. Keiko FUJIMORI won 39.82% of the vote, while Pedro Pablo KUCZYNSKI won 20.98%. These two candidates will compete in the second round of the presidential election. 

Main candidates in the election:[1]

  • Keiko FUJIMORI
    • Party: Popular Force/Fuerza Popular
  • Pedro Pablo KUCZYNSKI
    • Party: Peruvians for Change/Peruanos Por el Kambio

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 30,444,999 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 22,901,954 (April 2015)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 15,466,807 (July 2015 est.)

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

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

·         Gender Quota: Yes[2]

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 29 (22.31%)

·         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: 4,566,750

[1] Two candidates were disqualified from the ballot for irregularities in the nomination process

[2] The gender quota for the Congress of the Republic of Peru requires that at least 30% of the candidate lists be women.

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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