Peru Wins

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Peru Wins
Gana Perú
Leader Ollanta Humala
Founded 2010 (2010)
Ideology Left-wing nationalism
Democratic socialism[1]
Political position Left-wing[2]
International affiliation Foro de São Paulo
Colors Red, white

Peru Wins (Spanish: Gana Perú) was a Leftist electoral alliance in Peru formed for the general election, 2011. It was dominated by the Peruvian Nationalist Party and led by successful presidential candidate Ollanta Humala.

Constituent Parties[edit]

In the 2006 election, the Nationalist Party could not register. That is why they formed an alliance with the moderate Union for Peru (UPP), presenting PNP-leader Humala as UPP's candidate. The alliance split a short time after the elections and the Nationalists sat on their own bench in Congress. PCP and PSR were parts of the Broad Left Front.

In the congressional election on April 10, the alliance won 25.27% of the popular vote and 47 of 130 seats, making them the strongest force. In the elections for the five Peruvian members of the Andean Parliament, they won 27.02% and two representatives: Hilaria Supa and Alberto Adrianzén.

Presidential candidate Olanta Humala won 31.7% of the votes. As the first-placed he could qualify for the run-off election. Eventually, he won the second round against right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori with 51.5% of the votes.

Peru Wins formed a majority coalition in Congress with the Possible Peru Alliance, the centrist group of ex-president Alejandro Toledo.[3]

After his inauguration on 28 July 2011, Humala appointed a cabinet mainly consisting of moderate and established experts. This cleared up the fears that Peru could radically shift to the left.[4]

All 47 congressmen elected on the party's lists joined the Nationalist/Peru Wins parliamentary group.

At the end of the legislative period, the alliance was shattered. Four years after the election, nearly a third of the lawmakers elected on Peru Wins slates had deserted its benches.[5] In October 2015, even Vice President Marisol Espinoza left the parliamentary group.[6] In the 2016 national election, the PNP does not run at all, while the PCP and PS have joined the Broad Front.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Politics & Political History of Peru access-date=December 6, 2014
  2. ^ "Peru's Nationalist Party Attempts To Remove President Alán García After Violence Against Miners". Latindispatch.com. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Alianza Perú Posible-Gana Perú podría dar mayoría en el Congreso". LaRepublica.pe. 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  4. ^ Moffett, Matt; Kozak, Robert (22 July 2011), "Peru Leader Taps Moderate Cabinet", The Wallstreet Journal, retrieved 4 Aug 2011 
  5. ^ "La dolorosa gran transformación de Gana Perú en el Congreso". 31 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Marisol Espinoza renuncia a la bancada de Gana Perú". LaRepublica.pe. 19 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fuerza Social, Partido Socialista y Partido Comunista firman acuerdo con el Frente Amplio". LaRepublica.pe. 24 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Frente Amplio firmó acuerdo con el Partido Socialista, Fuerza Social y el PCP". RPP. 24 December 2015. 

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