Carlos Bruce

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Carlos Bruce
Carlos Bruce.jpg
Member of Congress
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 27, 2006
Constituency Lima
Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation of Peru
In office
12 July 2002 – 11 August 2005
President Alejandro Toledo
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Rudecindo Vega
Minister of the Presidency of Peru
In office
28 July 2001 – 12 July 2002
Prime Minister Roberto Dañino
Preceded by Emilio Navarro
Personal details
Born (1957-02-24) February 24, 1957 (age 57)
Lima, Peru
Political party Possible Peru
Children Two sons
Residence Lima, Peru
Alma mater University of Lima
Profession Economist
Website Official Site

Carlos Ricardo Bruce Montes de Oca (born 24 February 1957 in Lima) is a Peruvian politician.

Bruce graduated from the Economic Faculty of the University of Lima. From 1998 to 2000, he was the president of the Peruvian Exporters' association ADEX.

In early 2000 he joined the party We Are Peru of Lima's charismatic mayor Alberto Andrade, which he left later in the same year. In 2001 he became the campaign manager for Possible Peru (PP) of successful presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo in Lima. In President Toledo's administration, Bruce held different important posts: Presidency minister from mid-2001 to mid-2002 and Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation from July 2002 through October 2005. From 2002 to 2005 he was a General secretary of PP party. He was the candidate to Second Vice-President on the party's ticket in the 2006 national election, but the candidacy was withdrawn following disputes between presidential candidate Rafael Belaúnde Aubry and the party's core.

Since September 2005 he has been a member of the party's national political commission. In 2006 Bruce was elected to the Congress representing Lima for the 2006-2011 term. 2010/11 he managed the campaign of Toledo for a second presidential term, endorsed by Possible Peru Alliance with himself being Toledo's running mate as candidate for First vice president. Toledo's presidential bid was unsuccessful, but Carlos Bruce was re-elected Congressman for another 5-year term. On July 29, 2011, he was accused for a dishonor for his political party and has been suspended[citation needed] being independent in congress. Now Possible Peru has decreased from 21 to 20 members of the political party in congress.

Personal life[edit]

Bruce, following his introduction of a civil unions bill to Congress and the subsequent questioning of his sexual orientation, came out as gay on 19 May 2014.[1] This makes him the first openly gay member of Congress in Peru. [2]

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