1956 Peruvian general election

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General elections were held in Peru on 17 June 1956 to elect the President and both houses of the Congress.[1] Manuel Prado Ugarteche of the Pradist Democratic Movement won the presidential election with 45.5% of the vote. They were the first elections in Peru in which women could vote.[2]



Candidate Party Votes %
Manuel Prado Ugarteche Pradist Democratic Movement 567,713 45.5
Fernando Belaúnde Terry Democratic Youth Front 457,966 36.7
Hernando de Lavalle Vargas National Unity/Democratic Concordance 222,619 17.8
Invalid/blank votes 75,931
Total 1,324,229 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,575,741 84.0
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p454 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p450