Peruvians for Change

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Peruvians for Change
Peruanos Por el Kambio
President Gilbert Violeta
Secretary Salvador Heresi
Founded October 2014
Ideology Economic liberalism
Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-right
International affiliation None
Colors Pink
Seats in the Congress
15 / 130
Website
peruanosporelkambio.pe

Peruvians for Change (Spanish: Peruanos Por el Kambio, PPK) is a centre-right[1][2] party in Peru. It was registered in October 2014.[3] Its founder is the economist, former Prime Minister Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru from 2016 until his resignation in 2018. He may be described as conservative[4] and liberal.[5] The party's campaign colors are pink, sky blue, and yellow, similar to its predecessor Alliance for the Great Change.

The incorrect spelling "Kambio" instead of "Cambio" ("change" in Spanish) is intended to make the party have the same initials as its founder.[6]

In the 2016 Congressional election, the party won 16.5% of the votes and 18 out of 130 seats. Their then-leader Kuczynski was elected president, winning 21.05% in the first and 50.12% in the second round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuczynski retakes second place in Peru polls". LatinNews.com. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Another Peruvian candidate in the crosshairs". BuenosAiresHerald.com. 1 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "INFOgob". INFOgob.com.pe. 2014-10-15. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Market favourite PPK hoping for run-off ahead of Peru elections". Emerging Markets. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  5. ^ "El escrutinio oficial confirma a Kuczynski como rival de Fujimori en el balotaje - La Voz de San Justo - San Francisco Córdoba Argentina". La Voz de San Justo. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  6. ^ Ortiz de Zárate, Roberto. "Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard" (in Spanish). Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. [S]e llamó Peruanos Por el Kambio (PPK), denominación escogida deliberadamente, error ortográfico incluido, para reproducir las iniciales del nombre y el apellido del fundador.