Peruvian general election, 1980

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General elections were held in Peru on 18 May 1980 for the first time since 1963 to elect the President and both houses of the Congress.[1] Fernando Belaúnde Terry of Popular Action won the presidential election with 44.9% of the vote, whilst his party emerged as the largest party in both houses of Congress.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Fernando Belaúnde Terry Popular Action 1,793,190 44.9
Armando Villanueva American Popular Revolutionary Alliance 1,087,188 27.2
Luis Bedoya Reyes Christian People's Party 382,547 9.6
Hugo Blanco Workers' Revolutionary Party 160,713 4.0
Horacio Zevallos Galdós Revolutionary Left Union 134,321 3.4
Leonidas Rodrígyez Figueroa Unity of the Left 116,890 2.9
Carlos Malpica Santisteban People's Democratic Union 98,452 2.5
Roger Cáceres Velásquez National Front of Workers and Peasants 81,647 2.0
Genaro Ledesma Izquieta Worker Peasant Student and Popular Front 60,853 1.5
Carolos Carrillo Smith National Unity 18,170 0.5
Javier Tanteleán Vanini Political Organisation of the Peruvian Revolution 17,737 0.4
Gustavo Mohme Llona Socialist Political Action 11,607 0.3
Alejandro Tudela Garland Pradist Democratic Movement 9,875
Waldo Fernández Durán Progressive and Social Integration Party 9,350 0.2
Luciano Castillo Coloma Socialist Party of Peru 8,714 0.2
Invalid/blank votes 1,130,074
Total 5,121,328 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,471,101 79.1
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Popular Action 1,413,233 38.9 98
American Popular Revolutionary Alliance 962,801 26.5 58
Christian People's Party 348,578 9.6 10
Revolutionary Left Union 172,430 4.8 0
People's Democratic Union 156,415 4.3 0
Workers' Revolutionary Party 151,447 4.2 0
Unity of the Left 124,751 3.4 10
National Front of Workers and Peasants 93,416 2.6 4
Worker Peasant Student and Popular Front 61,248 1.7 0
National Unity 31,443 0.9 0
Pradist Democratic Movement 22,573 0.6 0
Socialist Political Action 22,708 0.6 0
Political Organisation of the Peruvian Revolution 21,609 0.6 0
Progressive and Social Integration Party 16,493 0.5 0
Socialist Party of Peru 9,786 0.3 0
Independents 22,408 0.6 0
Invalid/blank votes 941,802
Total 4,573,141 100 180
Registered voters/turnout 6,431,651 71.1
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Popular Action 1,694,952 40.9 26
American Popular Revolutionary Alliance 1,144,203 27.6 18
Christian People's Party 385,674 9.3 6
Revolutionary Left Union 189,080 4.6 2
Workers' Revolutionary Party 165,191 4.0 2
Unity of the Left 146,085 3.5 2
People's Democratic Union 145,155 3.5 2
National Front of Workers and Peasants 92,892 2.2 1
Worker Peasant Student and Popular Front 69,412 1.7 1
National Unity 25,551 0.6 0
Political Organisation of the Peruvian Revolution 23,339 0.6 0
Pradist Democratic Movement 17,560 0.4 0
Progressive and Social Integration Party 12,708 0.3 0
Socialist Party of Peru 11,299 0.3 0
Socialist Political Action 10,102 0.2 0
Invalid/blank votes 1,116,044
Total 5,258,247 100 60
Registered voters/turnout 6,431,651 81.8
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p454 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3