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Elections in Peru

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Elections in Peru

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of

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.


  • Schedule 1
    • Election 1.1
    • Inauguration 1.2
  • Latest elections 2
    • Presidential election 2.1
    • Parliamentary election 2.2
  • Past elections 3
  • Laws 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6



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


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 elections

Presidential election

Parliamentary election

Past elections


  • 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 also

External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archive
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