Democratic Peru

Democratic Peru (Spanish: Perú Democrático; PD) is a parliamentary group of the Congress of the Republic of Peru. Formed in January 2022, it brings together several congressmen from three parties. Being the first "minority", the group joined the government from February 2022.

Democratic Peru
Perú Democrático
Parliamentary speakersNieves Limachi
Guillermo Bermejo (Deputy)
Founded7 January 2022 (2022-01-07)
Dissolved22 March 2023 (2023-03-22)[1]
Split fromFree Peru
Popular Action
We Are Peru
Merged intoDemocratic Change – Together for Peru
Political positionBig tent
Colours  Red
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On January 7, 2022, five former parliamentarians from Free Peru, We Are Peru and Popular Action asked the president of Congress, Maricarmen Alva, to create a parliamentary group. The first five members include Héctor Valer, Hamlet Echevarría, Carlos Zeballos, Luis Kamiche and Guillermo Bermejo.

On January 10, a few days after the creation of the parliamentary group, the then Minister of Labor, Betssy Chávez, announced that she would join the group.[2]

On January 14, after a meeting with Pedro Castillo, President Héctor Valer declared his parliamentary group neither in opposition nor in favor of the government, but only in favor of a Constituent Assembly.[3]

On February 1, 2022, Héctor Valer was appointed President of the Council of Ministers by President Pedro Castillo, replacing Mirtha Vásquez, who resigned the day before.[4] Thus, the parliamentary group de facto integrated the composition and support of the government, with the President of the Council and the Minister of Labor as members of the government coalition.


The group can be referred to as left-wingers and catch-alls. Since there are differences since its creation, Héctor Valer during a meeting with Pedro Castillo called the group neither in the opposition nor in favor of the government.[3] However, a few days later, Guillermo Bermejo, who resigned from Free Peru, evokes a parliamentary group in support of the government.[5]

However, the group is characterized by ideological elements shared by all, whether by those who remain in Free Peru, or by those who have left the party, and the dissidents of the We Are Peru and Popular Action parties. The parliamentarians particularly want the convocation of a Constituent Assembly, the fight against corruption and the restoration of the image of legislators.[3]


Initially made up of 5 members, being the minimum number of congressmen required to create a parliamentary group, the then Minister of Labor of the government of Pedro Castillo, Betssy Chávez, also a congressman, decided to join the group.[2] Two days later, the parliamentarian Nieves Limachi decided to join the group, which was made up mostly of current or former members of Free Peru.[6] In 2022, Héctor Valer quit the caucus, followed by Carlos Zeballos.


Congresspeople Political party District
Guillermo Bermejo Voices of the People Lima
Hamlet Echevarría Independent Cajamarca
Nieves Limachi Independent Tacna
Luis Roberto Kamiche Independent La Libertad


  1. ^ Congresistas de Perú Democrático se integran a bancada Cambio Democrático - Juntos por el Perú
  2. ^ a b GESTIÓN, NOTICIAS (2022-01-10). "Ministra de Trabajo, Betssy Chávez, se suma a la bancada Perú Democrático nndc | PERU". Gestión (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  3. ^ a b c GESTIÓN, NOTICIAS (2022-01-15). "Pedro Castillo se reunió con integrantes de bancada Perú Democrático en Palacio de Gobierno Héctor Valer Guillermo Bermejo Roberto Kamiche nndc | PERU". Gestión (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  4. ^ LR, Redacción (2022-02-01). "Héctor Valer juró como presidente del Consejo de Ministros, en reemplazo de Mirtha Vásquez". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  5. ^ de 2022, 9 de Enero. "Guido Bellido cuestiona a Perú Democrático: "Ofrecer su bancada al presidente y pedir cupos ministeriales"". infobae (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  6. ^ PERÚ, NOTICIAS EL COMERCIO (2022-01-12). "Congresista Nieves Limachi Quispe deja Perú Libre y se integra a la nueva bancada Perú Democrático nndc | POLITICA". El Comercio Perú (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-03.