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In Peru, the people directly elect a head of state (the president) as well as a legislature. The president is elected by the people for a five-year term. The unicameral Congress (Congreso) has 130 members, also elected for a five-year term by proportional representation. Peru has a multi-party system, which effectively bars one party from becoming the sole influence in a decision-making process. As such, parties must work with one another to form coalition governments. The whole election process is held by the National Jury of Elections and the National Office of Electoral Processes. Peru has compulsory voting.[1][2]

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ScheduleEdit

ElectionEdit

Position 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Type Presidential (April & June)
National Congress (April)
Gubernatorial (April & June)
None Presidential (April & June)
National Congress (April)
Gubernatorial (April & June)
President and
vice president
President and vice president None President and vice president
National Congress All seats None All seats
Provinces, cities and municipalities All positions None All positions

InaugurationEdit

Position 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Type Presidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
None Presidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
President and
vice president
28 July None 28 July
National Congress 28 July None 28 July
Provinces, cities and municipalities 28 July None 28 July

Latest electionsEdit

Presidential electionEdit

e • d Preliminary results for the Peruvian presidential elections, 2016
Party Candidate First round[3] Second round[4]
Votes % Votes %
Peruvians for Change
Peruanos Por el Kambio
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski 3,228,661 21.05 8,596,937 50.12
Popular Force
Fuerza Popular
Keiko Fujimori 6,115,073 39.86 8,555,880 49.88
Broad Front
Frente Amplio
Verónika Mendoza 2,874,940 18.74
Popular Action
Acción Popular
Alfredo Barnechea 1,069,360 6.97
Popular Alliance
Alianza Popular
Alan García 894,278 5.83
Direct Democracy
Democracia Directa
Gregorio Santos 613,173 4.00
Hope Front
Frente Esperanza
Fernando Olivera 203,103 1.32
Possible Peru
Perú Posible
Alejandro Toledo 200,012 1.30
Developing Peru
Progresando Perú
Miguel Hilario 75,870 0.49
Order Party
Partido Político Orden
Antero Flores Aráoz 65,673 0.43
Totals and voter turnout 18,734,130 81.80 18,335,385 80.06

Parliamentary electionEdit

Template:Peruvian legislative election, 2016

Past electionsEdit

LawsEdit

  • Sale of alcohol and carrying firearms (except for Members of the Armed Forces and the National Police) are forbidden during an election.
  • Political gatherings are forbidden, while public gatherings of any sort are prohibited during voting hours, including religious liturgies and entertainment shows. Clergy of any religion can not participate in their distinctive garments or habits.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ <Staff writer(s); no by-line. (5 June 2016). presidential-runoff-vote-starts-peru-39619860 "The Latest: Presidential Runoff Vote Starts in Peru" Check |url= value (help). ABC News. Lima, Peru. The Associated Press. Retrieved 5 June 2016. Voting is mandatory in Peru.
  2. ^ Jason Brennan; Lisa Hill (12 June 2014). Compulsory Voting: For and Against. Cambridge University Press. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-107-04151-6.
  3. ^ "ONPE – ELECCIONES GENERALES 2016: RESULTADOS PRESIDENCIALES". Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  4. ^ "ONPE – SEGUNDA ELECCIÓN PRESIDENCIAL 2016: RESULTADOS PRESIDENCIALES". Retrieved 10 July 2016.

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