Yonhy Lescano

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Yonhy Lescano
Yonhy Lescano in 2012
Member of Congress
In office
26 July 2011 – 30 September 2019
In office
26 July 2001 – 26 July 2011
General Secretary of the Popular Action
In office
14 November 2009 – 12 November 2011
PresidentJavier Alva Orlandini
Preceded byMesías Guevara
Succeeded byMesías Guevara
Personal details
Yonhy Lescano Ancieta

(1959-02-15) 15 February 1959 (age 64)
Puno, Peru
Nationality Peruvian
Political partyPopular Action (2000-present)
Other political
Independent (until 2000)
Patricia Contador (m. 1986)
Alma materCatholic University of Santa María (LLB)
University of Chile (LLM)

Yonhy Lescano Ancieta (born 15 February 1959) is a Peruvian lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Popular Action party. He was a Congressman between 2001 until the dissolution of the Congress by Martín Vizcarra in 2019.

From 2009 to 2011, he was the Popular Action party's national secretary-general.

Lescano was the Popular Action Party nominee for President of Peru in the 2021 election, but lost in the first round of the election.[1]

Education[change | change source]

From 1976 to 1980, Yonhy Lescano studied law at the Catholic University of Santa María in Arequipa. From 1984 to 2001, he worked as an independent lawyer in his own town in Puno. Additionally, he was a professor, lecturing law at the National University of the Altiplano (UNA) in Puno, from 1985 to 2001.

Political career[change | change source]

In the 2000 elections, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in Congress under Luis Castañeda’s National Solidarity.

Congressman[change | change source]

In the 2001 elections, he was elected as Congressman to represent the Puno Region, on the list of the centrist Popular Action. He was re-elected in the 2006 elections, on the joint Center Front coalition list which grouped the AP, We Are Peru and the National Coordinators of Independents, and in the 2011 elections on the list of the Possible Peru Alliancelist, this time for the constituency of Lima, and in the 2016 elections for a final term, leaving office in 2019 in aftermath of the dissolution of the Congress by Martín Vizcarra. Lescano was one of the Congressmen who were in favor of the dissolution.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presentación de Resultados 2020". resultados.onpe.gob.pe. Retrieved 2021-03-04.[permanent dead link]