Popular Force

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Popular Force
Fuerza Popular
President Keiko Fujimori
Spokesperson Rolando Sousa,
Luis Galarreta,
Daniel Salaverry
Founder Keiko Fujimori
Founded 2010; 7 years ago (2010)
Preceded by Sí Cumple
Headquarters Lima
Ideology Fujimorism[1]
Political position Right wing
International affiliation None
Colours Orange
Seats in the Congress
72 / 130

Popular Force (Spanish: Fuerza Popular, FP),[3][4] until 2012 called Force 2011 (Spanish: Fuerza 2011),[5] is a conservative Fujimorist[1] political party in Peru. The party is led by Keiko Fujimori, congresswoman and daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori.

In the 2011 presidential election, Popular Force supported the candidacy of Keiko Fujimori for President, Rafael Rey for First and Jaime Yoshiyama for Second Vice President.[6][7] Their ticket won 23.55% of votes in the first round, but was defeated by Ollanta Humala's ticket in the runoff with 48.55%.

The party obtained 37 seats in the National Congress[8] and 1 seat in the Andean Parliament.

In the 2016 elections, the party won an absolute majority in Congress (36.3% of votes; 71 out of 130 seats). In the presidential vote however, party leader Keiko Fujimori was defeated again by a small margin, gaining 49.88% in the runoff against Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Connection with drug trafficking[edit]

The former secretary general and now the party's chief financial officer, Joaquin Ramirez, is designated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Dirandro (Peruvian anti-drugs policy) as "one of the most important drug lords in Peru". The charge also involve the leader of the Fuerza Popular for the Region of San Martín and other party figures, including Jose Chlimper, the candidate for the vice presidency of the country behind Keiko Fujimori in the peruvian general elections of 2016.[9]

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