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New corruption charges rock Peru’s government
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 25, 2016 Leave a comment

New corruption charges rock Peru’s government

Prosecutors have indicted an official in the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski just two weeks after a first corruption scandal was made public. Peru’s attorney general’s office has charged  Full Article »

Peru: law prohibits members of Congress from switching parties
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru: law prohibits members of Congress from switching parties

Peru’s Congress on Thursday passed a law which punishes legislators who resign from the political party they were elected with during their term. Congress passed the Defections Law with 70  Full Article »

Peru elects ombudsman for first time in five years
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 8, 2016 1 comment

Peru elects ombudsman for first time in five years

Peru’s Congress elected Walter Gutierrez as public ombudsman on Tuesday, marking the end of a five-year legislative stalemate. Beatriz Merino resigned as the country’s ombudsman on March 30, 2011, during  Full Article »

This is Peru’s Fujimori-controlled Congress for 2016-2021
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 1, 2016 Leave a comment

This is Peru’s Fujimori-controlled Congress for 2016-2021

Below is the complete list of Peru’s 130 legislators organized by party and state who will serve in Congress from 2016 through 2021. Presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori’s right-wing populist party, Popular  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori’s party wins majority in Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori’s party wins majority in Peru’s Congress

Keiko Fujimori’s Popular Strength party won at least 55% of the seats in Peru’s Congress in the 2016 general elections. The last poll from Peru’s most consistent pollster, Ipsos, had  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori’s party poised to control Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori’s party poised to control Peru’s Congress

A recent poll showed Keiko Fujimori’s Popular Strength party will win 49% of the seats in Congress in Peru’s 2016 elections. The Ipsos poll taken last week and published on  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori’s VP barred from running for Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori’s VP barred from running for Peru’s Congress

A special elections board in Junin state has barred Vladimiro Huaroc, the second vice presidential candidate for Keiko Fujimori, from running for Congress for vote buying. Last week Canal N  Full Article »

Peru: Cesar Acuña’s vice presidential candidate effectively quits
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 2, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: Cesar Acuña’s vice presidential candidate effectively quits

Cesar Acuña’s vice presidential candidate, Anel Townsend, has withdrawn her candidacy for Congress in the latest sign of mass desertions from the former Trujillo mayor’s campaign. The former congresswoman and  Full Article »

Peru: Cesar Acuña’s campaign in meltdown as VP quits
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 24, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Cesar Acuña’s campaign in meltdown as VP quits

Humberto Lay, one of presidential candidate Cesar Acuña’s running mates, has withdrawn from the Alliance for Progress ticket. The socially conservative, 77-year-old congressman cited “personal reasons” for his resignation from  Full Article »