Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard (Spanish: [ˈpeðɾo ˈpaβlo kuˈtʃinski ɣoˈðaɾð]; born 3 October 1938), better known simply as PPK, is a Peruvian economist, politician and public administrator. He is the 66th President of Peru serving from 2016 until his resignation in 2018. He previously served as Prime Minister of Peru from 2005 to 2006.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
|66th President of Peru|
28 July 2016 – 23 March 2018
|Prime Minister||Fernando Zavala|
|Vice President||Martín Vizcarra|
|Preceded by||Ollanta Humala|
|Succeeded by||Martín Vizcarra|
|Prime Minister of Peru|
16 August 2005 – 27 July 2006
|Preceded by||Carlos Ferrero|
|Succeeded by||Jorge del Castillo|
|Minister of Economy and Finance|
16 February 2004 – 16 August 2005
|Prime Minister||Carlos Ferrero|
|Preceded by||Jaime Quijandría|
|Succeeded by||Fernando Zavala|
28 July 2001 – 11 July 2002
|Prime Minister||Roberto Dañino|
|Preceded by||Javier Silva Ruete|
|Succeeded by||Javier Silva Ruete|
|Minister of Energy and Mines|
28 July 1980 – 3 August 1982
|Prime Minister||Manuel Ulloa Elías|
|Preceded by||René Balarezo|
|Succeeded by||Fernando Montero|
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard
3 October 1938
|Political party||Independent (Before 2014)|
Peruvians for Change (2014–present)
|Alliance for the Great Change (2010–2013)|
|Spouse(s)||Jane Casey (divorced)|
|Children||4, including Alex|
|Alma mater||Exeter College, Oxford|
Kuczynski was a presidential candidate in the 2011 presidential election, placing third. Kuczynski went on to stand in the 2016 election, where he narrowly defeated Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori. He was sworn in as President on July 28, 2016.
On 15 December 2017, the Congress of Peru began impeachment proceedings against Kuczynski, after he was accused of lying about receiving payments from a scandal-hit Brazilian construction firm in the mid-2000s. However on 21 December 2017 the Peruvian congress lacked the majority of votes needed to impeach Kuczynski.
After further scandals and facing a second impeachment vote, Kuczynski resigned the presidency on 21 March 2018 following the release of videos showing alleged acts of vote buying, presenting his resignation to the Council of Ministers.
On April 10, 2019, he was arrested along with his secretary Gloria Kisic Wagner and his ex-driver José Luis Bernaola for an alleged crime of money laundering in the Odebrecht case. In turn, he authorized the Prosecutor's Office to search for 48 hours the homes linked to their surroundings in search of documents related to that case.
- LR, Redacción (6 June 2016). "Resultados ONPE: tendencia que favorece a PPK no se revertirá - LaRepublica.pe". Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2016-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Collyns, Dan (15 December 2017). "Peruvian officials begin impeachment process against president Kuczynski". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- "PPK no fue vacado por el Congreso de la República" [PPK was not vacated by the Congress of the Republic]. El Comercio (in Spanish). 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- "PPK renunció a la presidencia del Perú tras 'keikovideos' | LaRepublica.pe". La República (in Spanish). 21 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
- "PPK renunció a la presidencia del Perú". Gestión (in Spanish). 21 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
- Fowks, Jacqueline (2018-03-25). "La justicia peruana registra dos casas del expresidente Kuczynski y le prohíbe la salida del país". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
Media related to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Spanish)
- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski profile - El Mundo newspaper (in Spanish)
- PPK on Twitter
- Newsweek interview with Kuczynski
- Biography by CIDOB (in Spanish)