President of Peru
The President of Peru (Spanish: Presidente del Perú) officially called the President of the Republic of Peru (Spanish: Presidente de la República del Perú) is the head of state and head of government of Peru and represents the republic in official international matters.
|President of the Republic of Peru
Presidente de la República del Perú
|Appointer||Direct popular election|
|Term length||Five years|
Not eligible for re-election immediately
|Inaugural holder||José de San Martín (de facto) |
José de la Riva Agüero (first to bear the title)
|Formation||February 28, 1823|
|Deputy||Vice President of Peru|
The last directly elected President of Peru was Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, from 28 July 2016 to 21 March 2018, when he resigned from office. Martín Vizcarra, Kuczynski's First Vice President, replaced him in office as the 67th President of Peru, on 23 March 2018.
List of PresidentsEdit
Presidents are elected for five-year terms, with no opportunity for immediate reelection. A former president can run again after being out of office for a full term. The change of government takes place on July 28, which is the date of independence from Spain and thus a national holiday.
There are only five ways the office of President of Peru can be left empty:
- Death of the President of the Republic.
- His permanent moral or physical disability, declared by Congress.
- Acceptance of his resignation by Congress.
- Leaving the national territory without permission of the Congress or not returning to it within the established period.
- Dismissal, after having been sanctioned for any of the infractions mentioned in Article 117 of the Constitution.
Living former PresidentsEdit
There are five living former presidents. The most recent former president to die was Alan García (1985–1990; 2006–2012), on 17 April 2019.
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