Government of Peru

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Peru is a presidential representative democratic republic with a multi-party system. Under the current constitution, the President is the head of state and government; he or she is elected for five years and cannot seek immediate re-election, he or she must stand down for at least one full constitutional term before reelection. The President designates the Prime Minister and, with his advice, the rest of the Council of Ministers. There is a unicameral Congress with 130 members elected for a five-year term. Bills may be proposed by either the executive or the legislative branch; they become law after being passed by Congress and promulgated by the President. The judiciary is nominally independent, though political intervention into judicial matters has been common throughout history and arguably continues today.

Executive branch[edit]

The President of Peru is elected to a term of five years; incumbents can not be re-elected for a second consecutive term. The current president is Ollanta Humala, elected in 2011. Ref Constitucion Política Del Perú 1993 (Ultima actualización / Last updated: July 2011) Titulo IV De La Estructura Del Estado; Capitulo IV Poder Ejecutivo; Articulo 112°. El mandato presidencial es de cinco años, no hay reelección inmediata. Transcurrido otro periodo constitucional, como mínimo, el ex presidente puede volver a postular, sujeto a las mismas condiciones.

Judicial branch[edit]

The branch is headed by the Supreme Court of Justice or Corte Suprema de Justicia (judges are appointed by the National Council of the Judiciary) that has jurisdiction over the whole nation.

Suffrage[edit]

18 years of age; universal and compulsory until the age of 70

Local governments[edit]