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Government of Peru

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

Peru is a presidential representative democratic republic with a multi-party system. Under the current constitution, the President is the head of state and government; he or she is elected for five years and cannot seek immediate re-election, he or she must stand down for at least one full constitutional term before reelection. The President has a five-year term. Bills may be proposed by either the executive or the legislative branch; they become law after being passed by Congress and promulgated by the President. The judiciary is nominally independent, though political intervention into judicial matters has been common throughout history and arguably continues today.

Contents

  • Executive branch 1
  • Judicial branch 2
  • Suffrage 3
  • Local governments 4

Executive branch

The President of Peru is elected to a term of five years; incumbents can not be re-elected for a second consecutive term. The current president is Ollanta Humala, elected in 2011. Ref Constitucion Política Del Perú 1993 (Ultima actualización / Last updated: July 2011) Titulo IV De La Estructura Del Estado; Capitulo IV Poder Ejecutivo; Articulo 112°. El mandato presidencial es de cinco años, no hay reelección inmediata. Transcurrido otro periodo constitucional, como mínimo, el ex presidente puede volver an postular, sujeto a las mismas condiciones.

Judicial branch

The judicial branch is represented by the Supreme Court Of Justice

Suffrage

18 years of age; universal and compulsory until the age of 71

Local governments


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