Peruvian general election, 1962

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General elections were held in Peru on 10 June 1962 to elect the President and both houses of the Congress.[1] Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre of the Peruvian Aprista Party won the presidential election with 33% of the vote. However, this was below the constitutional requirement of one-third of the vote.[2] The military, who were opposed to Haya, claimed that electoral fraud had been carried out in some districts, and the results were later annulled following a military coup on 18 July led by Ricardo Pérez Godoy.[1][3]



Candidate Party Votes %
Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre Peruvian Aprista Party 557,007 33.0
Fernando Belaúnde Terry Popular Action 544,180 32.2
Manuel A. Odría Odriíst National Union 480,378 28.4
Héctor Cornejo Chávez Christian Democrat Party 48,792 2.9
César Pando Egúsquiza National Liberation Front 33,341 2.0
Luciano Castillo Colonna Socialist Party 16,658 1.0
Alberto Ruiz Eldredge Progressive Social Movement 9,202 0.5
Invalid/blank votes 279,730
Total 1,969,288 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,221,288 88.6
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p454 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Richard J. Walter (2010) Peru and the United States, 1960-1975: How Their Ambassadors Managed Foreign Relations in a Turbulent Era Penn State Press, p17
  3. ^ Walter, p18