Luis Galarreta

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Luis Galarreta
Member of Congress
In office
26 July 2006 – 16 March 2020
ConstituencyLima Metropolitan Area
President of Congress
In office
26 July 2017 – 26 July 2018
Preceded byLuz Salgado
Succeeded byDaniel Salaverry
Personal details
Born (1971-03-12) March 12, 1971 (age 52)
Lima, Peru
Political partyPopular Forze (2016-present)
ParentsAníbal Galarreta
Rita Velarde
Alma materUniversity of San Martín de Porres

Luis Fernando Galarreta Velarde (born March 12, 1971) is a Peruvian politician who served as a congressman of the republic in representation of Lima Metropolitan Area for three consecutive periods: 2006-2011,[1] 2011-2016,[2] 2016-2020.[3]

He also was president of the Congress of the Republic between July 26, 2017 and July 26, 2018.[4]

Early life and education[change | change source]

Luis Fernando Galarreta Velarde was born on March 12, 1971 in Lima.[5] Son of Aníbal Galarreta, a native of the La Libertad region and Rita Velarde from Lima. According to him, he told the Extraordinary program in 2013, his mother took the pill Thalidomide, which was used to relieve nausea in pregnant women. Currently, the drug is prohibited from being marketed because it was found to cause abnormalities in the extremities of fetuses.[6]

He studied Law and Political Science at the University of San Martín de Porres (1990 - 1997).[7]

Political career[change | change source]

Congressman[change | change source]

In the 2006 election, he was elected to Congress for the 2006–2011 term for the same group. He was the President of Peru in 2018, following the resignation of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. He left the Christian People’s Party in 2015 and joined the Fujimorist Popular Force.[8]

Post-congressional term and 2021 election campaign[change | change source]

On October 30, 2020, Keiko Fujimori, announced through her Twitter account that she made her presidential candidacy official with Galarreta for the first vice presidency and the former Lima Lieutenant Mayor Patricia Juárez Gallegos for the second vice presidency.[9][10] At the same time, he ran for a seat in the Andean Parliament.[11][12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CONGRESISTAS 2006 - 2011" (PDF). Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  2. "RELACIÓN DE CONGRESISTAS PERIODO 2011-2016" (PDF). Congress of the Republic of Peru. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  3. "Congreso de la República 2016 - 2021". El Comercio (Peru). Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  4. "Luis Galarreta es elegido presidente del Congreso para el período 2017-2018". Perú21. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  5. "Voto Informado". Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  6. Cruz, Yohel (2017-07-30). "Conoce más sobre Luis Galarreta, el nuevo presidente del Congreso". RPP (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  7. "JNE - Voto Informado". 2017-03-26. Archived from the original on 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2021-05-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. "JNE - Voto Informado". 2017-03-26. Archived from the original on 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2021-05-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. Clarí (2020-12-09). "Arranca la campaña presidencial en Perú con Keiko Fujimori y Ollanta Humala entre los 23 candidatos". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-10.
  10. GESTIÓN, NOTICIAS (2020-10-31). "Keiko Fujimori oficializó su precandidatura presidencial en comicios internos de Fuerza Popular | Elecciones 2021 nndc | PERU". Gestión (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-10.
  11. "Luis Galarreta: De presidente del Congreso a candidato a la primera vicepresidencia del Perú". América Noticias (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  12. Herrada, Diego Pajares (2020-12-04). "Elecciones 2021: claves para entender por qué algunos congresistas aspiran a ser parlamentarios andinos | El poder en tus Manos". RPP (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-05-08.