Javier Bedoya

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Javier Bedoya

Javier Bedoya de Vivanco (born 23 September 1948 in Lima) is a Peruvian politician (PPC) and a Congressman representing Lima.

His father Luis Bedoya Reyes is the founder of the Christian People's Party and was Mayor of Lima, member of the Peruvian Congress and Minister of Justice, among others. He is a member of the Bedoya family, often compared in Peru with the Kennedy family because of its extensive and continuous commitment to public service. He is also a lawyer who is partner of Bedoya Law Firm (Estudio Bedoya Abogados). Bedoya Law Firm has attorneys with a wide experience in the provision of corporate counseling services in Civil, Trade, Financial, Industrial Property, Tax and Labor Law, Commercial, Constitutional, Administrative, Civil Procedural and Municipal Law.

Bedoya's first political office was councillor of Lima from 1980 to 1983. From 1983 to 1986 Bedoya acted as sub-secretary of the Lima Province-PPC. 1985 and 1990, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies, his term ended when the Congress was dissolved in 1992 due to Alberto Fujimori's coup. 1989 he was also promoted to Secretary General on the national level of his party, a position he held until 1992 as well. 2006 he was elected to the now unicameral Congress on the National Unity list for the 2006-11 term. In the 2011 election he was re-elected on the ticket of the Alliance for the Great Change to which the Christian democrats now belong.

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