Peruvian general election, 2001

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Early general elections were held in Peru on 8 April 2001, with a second round of the presidential election on 3 June.[1] The elections were held after President Alberto Fujimori claimed asylum in Japan during a trip to Asia and resigned his position.[2]

The presidential elections were won by Alejandro Toledo of Possible Peru, who had been defeated by Fujimori in 2000, whilst his party emerged as the largest in the Congress.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Alejandro Toledo Possible Peru 3,871,167 36.5 5,548,556 53.1
Alan García American Popular Revolutionary Alliance 2,732,857 25.8 4,904,929 46.9
Lourdes Flores National Unity 2,576,653 24.3
Fernando Olivera Independent Moralizing Front 1,044,207 9.8
Carlos Boloña People's Solution 179,243 1.7
Ciro Gálvez Andean Renaissance 85,436 0.8
Marco Arrunategui Project Country 79,077 0.7
Ricardo Noriega All for Victory 33,080 0.3
Invalid/blank votes 1,662,629 1,675,484
Total 12,264,349 100 12,128,969 100
Registered voters/turnout 14,898,435 82.3 14,898,435 81.4
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Possible Peru 2,477,624 26.3 45 +16
American Popular Revolutionary Alliance 1,857,416 19.7 28 +22
National Unity 1,304,037 13.8 17 New
Independent Moralizing Front 1,034,672 11.0 11 +2
We are Peru 544,193 5.8 4 –5
Cambio 90 452,696 4.8 3 New
Popular Action 393,433 4.2 3 –1
Union for Peru 390,236 4.1 6 +3
People's Solution 336,680 3.6 1 New
All for Victory 191,179 2.0 1 New
Agricultural People's Front of Peru 156,264 1.7 0 –2
Project Country 155,572 1.7 0 New
Andean Renaissance 127,707 1.4 1 New
Invalid/blank votes 2,565,932
Total 11,987,641 100 120 0
Registered voters/turnout 14,898,435 80.5
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p454 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p449
  3. ^ Nohlen, p468