1963 Peruvian general election

General elections were held in Peru on 9 June 1963 to elect the President and both houses of the Congress after the results of the 1962 elections were annulled following a military coup.[1] Supported by Popular Action and the Christian Democrat Party, Fernando Belaúnde Terry won the presidential election with 39% of the vote, whilst the Peruvian Aprista Party emerged as the largest party in both houses of Congress.

1963 Peruvian presidential election

← 1962 9 June 1963 1980 →
  Presidente Belaúnde Terry.jpg Victorraulhayadelatorre.jpg
Nominee Fernando Belaúnde Terry Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre
Party Popular Action
Christian Democrat
Running mate Fernando Schwalb López Aldana
Javier Alva Orlandini
Popular vote 708,662 623,501
Percentage 39.1% 34.4%

President before election

Nicolás Lindley López
Military Government Junta

Elected President

Fernando Belaúnde Terry
Popular Action

Following a coup on 3 October 1968, no further elections were held until a Constituent Assembly was elected in 1978.[1]



Candidate Party Votes %
Fernando Belaúnde Terry Popular ActionChristian Democrat Party 708,662 39.1
Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre Peruvian Aprista Party 623,501 34.4
Manuel A. Odría Odriíst National Union 463,085 25.5
Mario Samamé Boggio Popular Union 19,320 1.1
Invalid/blank votes 139,716
Total 1,954,284 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,070,718 94.4
Source: Nohlen

House of RepresentativesEdit

Party Votes % Seats
Peruvian Aprista Party 56
Popular Action 39
Odriíst National Union 26
Christian Democrat Party 10
United Left 3
Pradist Democratic Movement 2
Independents 3
Total 139
Source: Nohlen


Party Votes % Seats
Peruvian Aprista Party 18
Popular Action 15
Odriíst National Union 7
Christian Democrat Party 5
Total 45
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p454 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3