Peru’s Congress is a unicameral chamber made up of 130 legislators. Each member serves a five-year term coinciding with the president.
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Keiko Fujimori’s right-wing populist party, Popular Force, took a majority of seats over five other political parties in 2016 elections held on April 10. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s Peruvians for Change party took over 307,000 votes more than Veronika Mendoza’s Broad Front, or 18% more of the latter’s total. However the distribution in Peru’s 37 representative regions yielded Broad Front two more seats in Congress.
Congress is presided over by congressional president Luz Salgado, a Popular Force veteran from Lima.
Cesar Acuña’s centrist party, Alliance for Progress, took nine seats for 7%. Alfredo Barnechea’s center-left Popular Action party and Alan Garcia’s centrist APRA each won five seats, or 4% of total votes.
Below are the congressmen organized by party and state. The next president and legislators will assume office on July 28.