Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Peruvian politician and economist; Prime Minister (2005–06), President (2016–18)

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
In office
28 July 2016 – 23 March 2018
Prime MinisterFernando Zavala
Mercedes Aráoz
Vice PresidentMartín Vizcarra
Preceded byOllanta Humala
Succeeded byMartín Vizcarra
Prime Minister of Peru
In office
16 August 2005 – 27 July 2006
PresidentAlejandro Toledo
Preceded byCarlos Ferrero
Succeeded byJorge del Castillo
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
16 February 2004 – 16 August 2005
Prime MinisterCarlos Ferrero
Preceded byJaime Quijandría
Succeeded byFernando Zavala
In office
28 July 2001 – 11 July 2002
Prime MinisterRoberto Dañino
Preceded byJavier Silva Ruete
Succeeded byJavier Silva Ruete
Minister of Energy and Mines
In office
28 July 1980 – 3 August 1982
Prime MinisterManuel Ulloa Elías
Preceded byRené Balarezo
Succeeded byFernando Montero
Personal details
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard

(1938-10-03) 3 October 1938 (age 85)
Lima, Peru
Political partyIndependent (Before 2014)
Peruvians for Change (2014–present)
Other political
Alliance for the Great Change (2010–2013)
Spouse(s)Jane Casey (divorced)
Nancy Lange
Children4, including Alex
ResidenceGovernment Palace
Alma materExeter College, Oxford
Princeton University
WebsiteOfficial website



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.[1] He was sworn in as President on July 28, 2016.[2]

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.[3] However on 21 December 2017 the Peruvian congress lacked the majority of votes needed to impeach Kuczynski.[4]

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.[5][6]

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.[7] 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.



  1. LR, Redacción (6 June 2016). "Resultados ONPE: tendencia que favorece a PPK no se revertirá -". Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. "Peru's New President Sworn in Surrounded by Ivy League Aides - ABC News". ABC News. Archived from the original on 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  3. Collyns, Dan (15 December 2017). "Peruvian officials begin impeachment process against president Kuczynski". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  4. "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.
  5. "PPK renunció a la presidencia del Perú tras 'keikovideos' |". La República (in Spanish). 21 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  6. "PPK renunció a la presidencia del Perú". Gestión (in Spanish). 21 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  7. 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.

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