Peruvian general election, 1985

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Peruvian general election, 1985
Peru
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14 April 1985
→ 1990

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Nominee Alan García Pérez Alfonso Barrantes Lingán
Party APRA United Left
Running mate Luis Alberto Sánchez
Luis Alva Castro
Henry Pease
Jorge del Prado
Popular vote 3,452,111 1,605,139
Percentage 53.1% 24.7%

President before election

Fernando Belaúnde Terry
Popular Action

Elected President

Alan García
APRA

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General elections were held in Peru on 14 April 1985 to elect the President and both houses of the Congress.[1] Alan García of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance won the presidential election with 44.9% of the vote, whilst his party emerged as the largest faction in both houses of Congress.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Alan García American Popular Revolutionary Alliance 3,452,111 53.1
Alfonso Barrantes Lingán United Left 1,605,139 24.7
Luis Bedoya Reyes Democratic Agreement 773,313 11.9
Javier Alva Orlandini Popular Action 471,150 7.3
Roger Cáceres Velásquez National Left 81,647 2.0
Francisco Morales Bermúdez Democratic Front of National Unity 54,899 0.8
Jorge Campos Arredondo National Progressive Party 23,366 0.4
Enrique Fernández Chacón Socialist Workers Party 15,696 0.2
Peter Uculmana National Movement Party 7th June 10,150 0.2
Invalid/blank votes 1,044,181
Total 7,544,836 100
Registered voters/turnout 8,333,433 90.6
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
American Popular Revolutionary Alliance 2,920,605 50.1 107 +49
United Left 1,424,981 24.4 48 +38
Democratic Agreement 649,404 11.1 12 +10
Popular Action 491,581 8.4 10 –88
National Left 110,695 1.9 1 –3
Democratic Front of National Unity 59,455 1.0 0 New
National Movement Party 7th June 24,466 0.4 0 New
National Progressive Party 19,131 0.3 0 New
Socialist Workers Party 16,425 0.3 0 New
Socialist Party of Peru 14,775 0.3 0 0
Independents 99,192 1.7 2 +2
Invalid/blank votes 777,823
Total 6,608,533 100 180 0
Registered voters/turnout 8,282,545 79.8
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
APRA-DC-SODE[a] 3,099,975 51.3 32 +14
United Left 1,521,461 25.2 15 +6
Democratic Agreement 675,621 11.2 7 +1
Popular Action 492,056 8.1 5 –21
National Left 103,874 1.7 1 0
Democratic Front of National Unity 56,859 0.9 0 New
National Progressive Party 25,843 0.4 0 New
Frente Agrícola Humanista Femenino 17,540 0.3 0 New
Socialist Workers Party 16,113 0.3 0 New
National Movement Party 7th June 15,126 0.3 0 New
Socialist Party of Peru 12,991 0.2 0 0
Mariateguista Party for National Liberation 7,359 0.1 0 New
Fernando Belaúnde Terry[b] 1
Invalid/blank votes 1,162,305
Total 7,206,943 100 61 +1
Registered voters/turnout 8,282,545 80.7
Source: Nohlen

a Within the APRA-DC-SODE coalition, the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance won 30 seats and the Christian Democrat Party and Solidarity and Democracy one each.[2]

b Former President Terry was appointed a Senator for life after the end of his presidential term. He represented Popular Action.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p454 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p469
  3. ^ Nohlen, p470