Let's Go Peru

Let's Go Peru (Spanish: Vamos Perú; VP) was a centre-left and social democratic Peruvian political party. Headquartered in Lima, the party mainly operated in the Callao.[1]

Let's Go Peru
Vamos Perú
PresidentJuan Sotomayor
Founded27 September 2013
Dissolved7 September 2021
HeadquartersLima, Peru
Membership (2020)27,758
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCentre to centre-left
Colors  Salmon red
Seats in the Congress
0 / 130
0 / 25
Regional Councillors
1 / 274
Province Mayorships
2 / 196
District Mayorships
2 / 1,874


Founded in mid-2013 by former Mayor of Callao, Juan Sotomayor, he currently serves a 36 preventive prison sentence as he awaits trial after being syndicated as the head of the Rich Port II organization, dedicated to the collection of ghost payroll members to the detriment of the Callao Public Cleaning Services company. The organization is also accused of being the author of the alleged crime against property and extortion to the detriment of the ESLIMP-CALLAO (Municipal Private Law Company). The Callao Provincial Attorney for Organized Crime ordered Sotomayor's pretrial detention along other members of the party.[2] Sotomayor was first elected provincial mayor in 2010 for the Chim Pum Callao Regional Movement led by former Governor of Callao, Alex Kouri, and ran for reelection in 2014 with the newly-founded party in alliance with Kouri's regional organization.[3]

At the start of Sotomayor's second term, the party became part of the Popular Alliance coalition alongside the social-democratic Peruvian Aprista Party and the christian democratic Christian People's Party, for the 2016 general election.[4][5] The coalition's presidential nominee, former President Alan García, placed fifth with 5.8% of the popular vote, while the coalition attained 8.3% at congressional level, winning 5 seats going to the APRA only and the coalition was dissolved.[6]

At the legislative elections held on 26 January 2020, the party won 2.1% of the popular vote but no seats in the Congress of the Republic.[7]

In the 2021 general elections, the party was going to run with former Congressman Virgilio Acuña, the brother of Cesar Acuña as the candidate, but on November 19, 2020, the National Elections Jury rejected his registration.[8]

As the party did not take part of the general election, the National Jury of Elections cancelled the party's registration in September 2021. The party dissolved following the registration cancellation.[9]

Election resultsEdit

Presidential electionEdit

Year Candidate Party / Coalition Votes Percentage Outcome
2016 Alan García   Popular Alliance


894 278

Elections to the Congress of the RepublicEdit

Year Votes % Seats  /  Position
2016 1 013 735 8.3%

as part of Popular Alliance. None from Let's Go Peru

5 / 130
2020 311 413 2.1%
0 / 130

Regional and municipal electionsEdit

Year Gobiernos Regionales Alcaldías Provinciales Alcaldías Distritales
Outcome Outcome Outcome
0 / 25
0 / 196
6 / 1,874
0 / 25
2 / 196
10 / 1,874


  1. ^ Political Party Database Project, PPDB. "Estatuto del Partido Político Vamos Perú" (PDF). politicalpartydb.org.
  2. ^ Ilustración Peruana, Caretas (25 January 2020). "Juan Sotomayor, exalcalde del Callao, es detenido por estar acusado de ser el líder de una red criminal". caretas.pe.
  3. ^ PERÚ, Gestión (23 February 2020). "Juan Sotomayor y Víctor Albrecht cumplirán 36 meses de prisión preventiva". gestion.pe.
  4. ^ PERÚ, Empresa Peruana de Servicios Editoriales S. A. EDITORA. "Apra y PPC inscriben coalición denominada Alianza Popular". andina.pe.
  5. ^ PERÚ, Gestión (7 January 2016). "JNE valida inscripción de alianza electoral que postulará a Alan García". gestion.pe.
  6. ^ PERÚ, El Comercio (13 April 2016). "Alianza Popular quedó disuelta, confirma dirigente aprista". elcomercio.pe.
  7. ^ PERÚ, Empresa Peruana de Servicios Editoriales S. A. EDITORA. "11 partidos no pasarán la valla, al 99.09 % del conteo de ONPE". andina.pe.
  8. ^ LR, Redacción (2020-11-20). "JNE rechaza inscripción de Virgilio Acuña para las internas de Vamos Perú PLTC". larepublica.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  9. ^ JNE, Nota de Prensa (2021-09-08). "ROP DEL JNE CANCELÓ LA INSCRIPCIÓN DE 15 PARTIDOS POLÍTICOS". jne.gob.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-01-05.