Congress of the Republic of Peru

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Congress of the Republic

Congreso de la República
Period 2021–2026
Coat of arms or logo
Established20 September 1822
(First Constituent Congress)
26 July 1995
(1995 Peruvian general election)
President of Congress
José Williams, Go on Country
since 12 September 2022
1st Vice President of Congress
Martha Moyano, Popular Force
since 26 July 2022
Alberto Otárola, Independent
since 21 December 2022
Political groups
Minority government (42)
  •   Free Peru (16)
  •   Magisterial Bloc (10)
  •   Democratic Peru (6)
  •   Bicentennial Peru (5)
  •   Democratic Change (5)

Opposition (88)

SalaryS/187,200 Annually
Constituencies using proportional representation
with a 5%[1] threshold
Last election
11 April 2021
Next election
12 April 2026 (expected)
Meeting place
Palacio Legislativo
Plaza Bolívar, Lima
Republic of Peru

The Congress of the Republic of Peru (Spanish: Congreso de la República) is the unicameral body that is legislative power in Peru.

The current Congress of Peru, sworn in after the 2020 elections, was elected after the dissolution of the previous Congress by President Martin Vizcarra.[2]

Congressmen serve for a five-year term and can be re-elected as many times as they want even though this is very rare. Elections for congress happen at the same time as the election for president.

In 2020, Mirtha Vásquez was elected President of the Congress.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peru’s small political parties scramble to survive".
  2. "Peru's president dissolves Congress to push through anti-corruption reforms". The Guardian. 2019-10-01. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-10-01.