Elections 2021: who are the presidential candidates of the 24 registered...

Elections 2021: who are the presidential candidates of the 24 registered...
Elections 2021: who are the presidential candidates of the 24 registered...

For the 2021 elections, they registered 34 candidates for the Presidency of the Republic by 24 political organizations. They will have to compete in the internal elections to continue in the electoral race that is five months away from reaching its end.

There are some parties that presented unique lists, but there are also other groups that will define their candidate from two or more candidates for the presidential seat. These will be defined on November 29th Y 6th of December, dates on which the internal elections will be held.

Who are the candidates for the Presidency for 2021?

Political party Presidential candidate Internal election modality
Popular Action Edmundo del Águila Herrera One militant, one vote
Popular Action Yonhy Lescano Ancieta One militant, one vote
Popular Action Alfredo Barnechea Garcia One militant, one vote
Popular Action Luis Galvez de la Puente One militant, one vote
OPEN Nidia Vílchez Yucra One militant, one vote
OPEN Juan Sánchez Montes de Oca One militant, one vote
OPEN Rafael Zevallos Good One militant, one vote
National Kingdom Revival Richard Arce Cáceres Delegates
National Kingdom Revival Ciro Galvez Herrera Delegates
Purple Party Julio Guzman Cáceres One militant, one vote
Purple Party Carolina Lizárraga Houghton One militant, one vote
Union for Peru Jose Vega Antonio Delegates
Union for Peru Isaac Serna Guzman Delegates
All for Peru Fernando Cilloniz Delegates
All for Peru Oscar Quintanilla Ponce de Leon Delegates
All for Peru Ulises Muñoz Jiménez Delegates
Nationalist party Ollanta Humala One militant, one vote
Wide Front Marco Arana One militant, one vote
Together for Peru Veronika Mendoza One militant, one vote
We are peru Daniel Salaverry Villa One militant, one vote
We can Peru Daniel Urresti Elera Delegates
Alliance for Progress César Acuña Peralta Delegates
National victory George Forsyth Delegates
Popular Force Keiko Fujimori Delegates
Peru Nation Francisco Diez-Canseco Delegates
Direct Democracy Andres Alcantara Mixed
Advance Country Hernando de Soto Delegates
With you Máximo San Roman Delegates
Peru Safe Homeland Rafael Santos Delegates
Free Peru Pedro Castillo Delegates
Popular Renovation Rafael López Aliaga Delegates
Christian People’s Party Alberto Beingolea Delgado Mixed
Go, Peru Virgilio Acuña Delegates
Frepap Jonah Ataucusi Delegates

Elections 2021: political trajectory of some candidates for the presidential seat

Edmundo del Águila Herrera, who carries a plate composed of Celia Quispe and Pedro Morales, is an economist from the University of Lima and an educator from the San Ignacio de Loyola University.

In addition, he was elected a Congressman of the Republic for the period 2016-2021, although this culminated earlier with the constitutional dissolution of Parliament in September of last year.

Yonhy Lescano Ancieta It is presented together with Gisela Tipe and Luis Alberto Velarde. His political career began in 2001, when he was elected parliamentarian for Puno by Popular Action. For the following three periods, 2006, 2011 and 2016, he was re-elected with the Frente de Centro coalition, which in addition to AP, was made up of Somos Perú and the group now called Todos por el Perú.

In March 2019, he was charged with sexual harassment by a congressional worker, who reported that the legislator was sending him obscene messages. Given this, Lescano recently assured that it was an “infamy” for which the Prosecutor’s Office decided to archive the case.

Alfredo Barnechea Garcia goes with Maricarmen Alva and Armando Villanueva. He began his membership for APRA in 1980. Five years later, with that party he was elected deputy. Internal problems caused him to distance himself from the group.

By 2012, he was invited to join Acción Popular, but it was not until 2014 that he accepted. He ran as a presidential candidate for the 2016 elections; however, it reached fourth place. In this process, its formula was composed of Andrés García Belaunde and Edmundo del Águila in the vice presidencies.

Luis Galvez de la Puente begins the process with Francis Sandoval and Carlos Valenzuela. His membership in the lampa party dates back to 1979. Since then, he has held leadership positions. In 2018, he was a candidate for mayor of Lima.

In Popular Action, Alfredo Barnechea, Yonhy Lescano, Edmundo del Águila and Luis Gálvez are registered as candidates for the presidency. Photo: The Republic

Julio Guzman Cáceres, president and founder of the Purple Party, he was vice minister of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion and Production during the government of Ollanta Humala.

In 2012, he was appointed Secretary General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Years later, during 2016, he applied to be head of state with Todos por el Perú. In this process, the JNE excluded him from the contest due to problems with the registration of its National Executive Committee and the Electoral Tribunal.

He was questioned earlier this year for fleeing a fire in a Miraflores department.

Carolina Lizárraga Houghton, current congressman of the Republic, goes on a list accompanied by Pedro Gamio Aita and Jaqueline Mathews Fernández.

She is a lawyer for the PUCP and served as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima from 2002 to 2007. Later, in the period from 2010 to 2014, she held the position of superior anti-corruption judge of the same entity.

He started in politics in 2016, when he ran for the second vice presidency on the list led by Julio Guzmán. At that time, they participated with the All for Peru party.

Lizárraga and Guzmán will compete in the inmates of the Purple Party. Photo: Composition / The Republic

Francisco Diez Canseco He began his political life in 1985 when he was elected deputy for the Democratic Convergence. One of his main achievements was the creation of the Council for La Paz, of which he was appointed president in November 1991.

Around 2015 he founded the party Peru Nation. In the last elections of 2016, he was also launched as a presidential candidate; However, just before the vote, he gave up his participation. In that year, the candidate from Peru Nación was in an unfavorable position in the polls.

Facing the 2021 elections, the inmates of her group will be presented together with the Cusco obstetrician Nancy Cáceres and the businessman from Gamarra Manuel Salazar.

Francisco Diez-Canseco founded the Peru Nación party in 2015. Photo: La República

Hernando De Soto Polar He is an economist and is running with Corinne Flores and Jaime Salomón on the same board. In his political life is the job he had as an advisor to the former president Alberto Fujimori, during his second term. He advised the change of the Marxist economic model promoted by the APRA government to move to a market economy.

In 2006, during Alan García’s administration, he was appointed personal representative of the then head of state in the approval process of the Peru-United States Free Trade Agreement.

In the 2016 presidential campaign, De Soto openly showed his support for Keiko Fujimori, during the second round.

Hernando De Soto heads the unique list of Avanza País. Photo: Marco Cotrina / The Republic

Rafael Santos Normand he was elected mayor of Pueblo Libre in 2006 by Unidad Nacional. In the 2010 municipal elections, he was re-elected, but this time only with the PPC.

He remained in the municipality until 2014 and was a member of that party until 2018. During that same year, he enlisted in Peru Safe Homeland. Now, facing the elections next year, he is accompanied on the grid with the educator Victoria Paredes and the former congressman Renzo Reggiardo.

Rafael Santos is accompanied on his presidential plate by Renzo Reggiardo and Victoria Paredes. Photo: The Republic

Keiko Fujimori Higuchi He registered his plate made up of Luis Galarreta and Patricia Juárez. The daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, began her political career in 1994, when her mother, Susana Higuchi, denounced that she was tortured and silenced by the then head of state.

She was elected Congresswoman of the Republic for the period from 2006 to 2011. A year before the end of her parliamentary term, she founded the Fuerza Popular party, with which she ran for President in 2011 and 2016, without positive results.

The Fujimori leader was arrested in 2018 on a preliminary basis for the commission of the alleged crimes of money laundering due to the undeclared contributions of her campaign. He was released at the end of 2019 with the restricted appearance measure.

Keiko Fujimori is accompanied on her presidential plate by Luis Galarreta and Patricia Juárez. Photo: EFE / Paolo Aguilar

Virgilio Acuña Peralta announced his presidential roster, in which Lisette Silva Viera and Alan Guillén Rodríguez are as candidates for the first and second vice presidency, respectively.

The now pre-candidate was one of the founders of Solidaridad Nacional, a party with which he was elected councilor in the period 2003-2006. He was also a member of the group founded by his brother César Acuña, Alianza para el Progreso. He was linked to Unión por el Perú until recently, but resigned his membership due to internal problems.

It is important to note that Acuña was reported to the Public Ministry for improper touching. The incident would have occurred in March this year, according to the complainant, during a social meeting.

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