César Acuña Peralta

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César Acuña Peralta
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Governor of La Libertad
In office
1 January 2015 – 12 October 2015
Preceded byJosé Murgia Zannier
Succeeded byLuis Valdez Farías
Mayor of Trujillo
In office
1 January 2007 – 23 April 2014
Preceded byJosé Murgia Zannier
Succeeded byGloria Montenegro
Member of Congress
In office
26 July 2000 – 26 July 2006
ConstituencyLa Libertad
Personal details
Born (1952-08-11) 11 August 1952 (age 67)
Tacabamba, Peru
Political partyAlliance for Progress
Alma materNational University of Trujillo
University of Los Andes
Complutense University

Cesar Acuña Peralta is a Peruvian politician[1] and entrepreneur in the field of education. He was born in the village of Ayaque, Tacabamba District, province of Chota, Cajamarca Region. He has served as mayor of Trujillo since 2007.


Cesar Acuña is the third of the twelve children of Hector Acuña Cabrera and Clementina Peralta Alvarado, who were farmers. He received his primary and secondary studies in Tacabamba school.[2]

He studied at the National University of Trujillo, where he earned the title of engineer. He has a master's degree in education management from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Additionally, he holds a Doctor of Education from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

He is the founder of Cesar Vallejo University in Trujillo, also based in Piura, Chiclayo, Chimbote, Tarapoto and Lima. He also founded the Lord of Sipan University in Chiclayo and recently founded the Autonoma University of Peru in the populous district Villa El Salvador in Lima. He is the founder of Club Deportivo Universidad César Vallejo, which represents Cesar Vallejo University in Peruvian professional football.

Political life[edit]

He founded on December 8, 2001 in Trujillo city the political party Alliance for Progress. He served as a Member of the National Congress from 26 July 2000 – 26 July 2006 for La Libertad. At the legislative elections held on 9 April 2006, the party won 2.3% of the popular vote but no seats in the Congress of the Republic. In year 2010 he was elected for the second time as the Mayor of Trujillo city up to year of 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Banks, Arthur S.; Muller, Thomas C.; Overstreet, William (2008-04-15). Political Handbook of the World 2008. Cq Press. pp. 1038–. ISBN 978-0-87289-528-7. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. ^ "César Acuña Peralta – Curriculum Vitae" (in Spanish). Congress of the Republic of Peru. Retrieved June 1, 2012.