David Waisman

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David Waisman Rjavinsthi (born 4 May 1937) is a Peruvian politician. He is a member of Perú Posible since 1994, and was elected as a Congressman in 2000, 2001, and 2006, representing Lima.

Political career[change | change source]

On July 28, 2001, Waisman became Second Vice President of Peru in Alejandro Toledo's government. He was in office from 2001 to 2006.[1]

2006 elections[change | change source]

In 2006, he was initially appointed by Perú Posible as a presidential candidate but independent Jeanette Emmanuel later replaced him as Perú Posible's candidate. With her withdrawal, Rafael Belaúnde was appointed as the new candidate, but he also withdrew. He instead ran for Congress, and was successfully re-elected as one of the only 2 congressman from Perú Posible, aside from Carlos Bruce.

2011 elections[change | change source]

He is considering running for Vice President once more in the upcoming early 2011 elections alongside Luis Castañeda, after having switched from Perú Posible due to irreconcilable differences with Toledo, to Partido Solidaridad Nacional. He lost his Congressional seat consequently.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidentes y vicepresidentes desde 1980 en Perú, crisis y realidades". 26 July 2018.