Luis Bedoya Reyes

Luis Fernán Bedoya Reyes (born February 20, 1919) is a Peruvian Christian Democrat (PDC) and Christian People's Party (PPC) politician in the late 1960s. He was the mayor of Lima from 1964 to 1969.[1] He is also a former Minister of Justice, member of the Peruvian Congress and ran for Peruvian president two times. He was the founder of the Christian People's Party (PPC).[2] As of 2019, Bedoya is the oldest Latin American politician, being 100 years old.

Luis Bedoya Reyes
Member of the Constituent Assembly
In office
28 July 1978 – 26 July 1980
Mayor of Lima
In office
1 January 1964 – 31 January 1969
Preceded byAnita Fernandini de Naranjo
Succeeded byEduardo Dibós Chappuis
Minister of Justice and Worship of Peru
In office
28 July 1963 – 31 December 1963
PresidentFernando Belaúnde
Prime MinisterJulio Óscar Trelles Montes
Preceded byJuan Orrego Aguinaga
Succeeded byEmilio Llosa Ricketts
President of the Christian People's Party
Current Founding President (Honorary Title)
In office
18 December 1966 – 18 December 1999
Preceded byParty founded
Succeeded byÁntero Flores Aráoz (President)
Personal details
Born (1919-02-20) February 20, 1919 (age 101)
Chucuito, Callao, Peru
Political partyChristian People's Party

Retired from politics since 1999, he serves as counselor of the Bedoya Law Firm (Estudio Bedoya Abogados).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Howard Handelman & Thomas Griffin Sanders. Military government and the movement toward democracy in South America. p. 113.
  2. ^ Luis Bedoya: No debilitemos al hombre que va a presidir el país Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine
Preceded by
Anita Fernandini de Naranjo
Mayor of Lima

Succeeded by
Eduardo Dibós Chappuis