Government of Peru
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|Legislature||Congress of the Republic of Peru|
|Meeting place||Legislative Palace|
|Leader||President of the Republic|
|Court||Supreme Court of Justice|
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The Republic of Peru is a presidential representative democratic republic with a multi-party system. The current government was established by the 1993 Constitution of Peru. The government is composed of three branches, being the executive, judicial, and legislative branches.
|President||Ollanta Humala||Peruvian Nationalist Party||28 July 2011|
|Prime Minister||Pedro Cateriano||Peruvian Nationalist Party||2 April 2015|
The head of state is vested in the President of Peru, who is elected to a term of five years; incumbents can not be re-elected for a second consecutive term. Family members may also not immediately succeed another family member's presidency. The current president is Ollanta Humala, elected in 2011. The executive branch, in addition to the legislative branch, may propose legislation. After legislation is passed by the congress, the President may promulgate the legislation, giving it the force of law.
In addition to the president, the executive branch contains the Council of Ministers, which, in addition to the Prime Minister, are appointed by the president.
- Civil Sector: Presides over all topics related to civil rights and commercial law.
- Criminal Sector: Presides over all topics relating to criminal law.
- Constitutional and Social Sector: Presides over all topics relating to constitutional rights and labor law.
The legislative branch of Peru is vested in the Congress of the Republic of Peru, which is a 130-member unicameral house. The legislators are elected for five year terms on a proportional representation basis. Legislation is voted on in congress, then sent to the president, who may approve it.
Universal suffrage is granted to all over the age of 18. Voting is compulsory until the age of 70.
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- Constitucion Política Del Perú 1993 (Ultima actualización / Last updated: July 2011) Titulo IV De La Estructura Del Estado; Capitulo IV Poder Ejecutivo; Articulo 112°. El mandato presidencial es de cinco años, no hay reelección inmediata. Transcurrido otro periodo constitucional, como mínimo, el ex presidente puede volver an postular, sujeto a las mismas condiciones.
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