Luis Alva Castro

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Luis Alva Castro
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Luis Alva Castro aboard the USNS Comfort in 2007
President of Congress
In office
26 July 2009 – 26 July 2010
Minister of the Interior
In office
26 February 2007 – 14 October 2008
President Alan García
Preceded by Pilar Mazzetti
Succeeded by Remigio Hernani Meloni
Member of Congress
For La Libertad
Constituency La Libertad
Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Peru
In office
26 July 1987 – 26 July 1988
Preceded by Fernando León de Vivero
Succeeded by Héctor Vargas Haya
Prime Minister of Peru
In office
28 July 1985 – 26 June 1987
President Alan García
Preceded by Luis Pércovich Roca
Succeeded by Guillermo Larco Cox
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
28 July 1985 – 26 Junio 1987
President Alan García
Preceded by Guillermo Garrido-Lecca Álvarez
Succeeded by Gustavo Saberbein Chevalier
Second Vice President of Peru
In office
28 July 1985 – 28 July 1990
President Alan García
Preceded by Javier Alva Orlandini
Succeeded by Carlos García García
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
For La Libertad
In office
26 July 1980 – 26 July 1990
Constituency La Libertad
Personal details
Born (1942-02-17) February 17, 1942 (age 72)
Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru
Political party Partido Aprista Peruano
Website Official Site

Luis Juan Alva Castro is a Peruvian politician. He was born on February 17, 1942, in the city of Trujillo. He served as the 2nd Vicepresident of the Republic, Prime Minister and President of Peruvian Chamber of Deputies during the government of President Alan García.

He was elected to the Peruvian Chamber of Deputies for the period of 1980-1985. Leader of the APRA (Partido Aprista Peruano) from 1985 to 1990, he reached the position of Secretary General after the resignation of Alan García. He was also Prime Minister from 1985 until 1987, when serious disputes with President García forced him to step down from the position.

He was the Candidate of the APRA party during the National Elections of 1990, gathering 22,6% of the vote.

On 1993, he presided over the celebrations concerning the centenary of the birth of Haya de la Torre.

He was Interior Minister and member of the Peruvian Congress representing La Libertad, and has also served as President of the Andean Community of Nations in August, 2001.

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Preceded by
Alan García
Partido Aprista presidential candidate
1990 – (Lost)
Succeeded by
Mercedes Cabanillas
Preceded by
Luis Pércovich
Prime Minister of Peru
July 1985 – June 1987
Succeeded by
Guillermo Larco Cox
Preceded by
Alan García
Secretary general of the Peruvian Aprista Party
1990-1992
Succeeded by
Alan García