Popular Alliance (Peru)

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Popular Alliance

Alianza Popular
LeaderAlan García
Secretary-GeneralJavier Velásquez
Party LeadersAlan García (PAP)
Raúl Castro Stagnaro (PPC)
Juan Sotomayor (VP)
FoundedDecember 12, 2015 (2015-12-12)
DissolvedApril 11, 2016 (2016-04-11)
HeadquartersBreña, Lima
IdeologySocial democracy
Christian democracy
Liberalism
Political positionCentre to centre-right
International affiliationSocialist International (PAP)
International Democrat Union (PPC)
Centrist Democrat International (PPC)

Popular Alliance (Spanish: Alianza Popular) was a political coalition of two of the oldest and historically recognized political parties in Peru, the Peruvian Aprista Party (PAP), led by former President Alan García, and the Christian People's Party (PPC), led by Lourdes Flores.[1] The alliance was made by mutual agreement by both leaders with the objective of leading García for a third non-consecutive presidential term in the 2016 general election. The third member of the coalition was the minor political party Go Peru (VP), led by Mayor of Callao Juan Sotomayor.[2]

The coalition ticket was composed of Alan García as the presidential nominee, and Lourdes Flores Nano (former Congresswoman and 2001 and 2006 presidential nominee) and David Salazar Morote (former Governor of the Apurímac Region) as first and second running mates.[3][4]

The coalition was dissolved after its poor results on the general election, held on April 10, 2016.[5][6]

Election results[edit]

Presidential election[edit]

Year Candidate Coalition Votes Percentage Outcome
2016 Alan García Alan García 2008.jpg Popular Alliance

PAP-PPC-VP

894 278
5.83
5th

Elections to the Congress of the Republic[edit]

Year Votes % Seats Increase/Decrease Position
2016 1 013 735 8.3%
5 / 130
Increase 1

(only for the PAP)

Minority

References[edit]

  1. ^ PERÚ, Gestión. "JNE valida inscripción de alianza electoral que postulará a Alan García". gestion.pe.
  2. ^ "Peru's small political parties scramble to survive". La República. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ PERÚ, Empresa Peruana de Servicios Editoriales S. A. EDITORA. "Alianza Popular completa plancha presidencial con exgobernador David Salazar". andina.pe.
  4. ^ PERÚ, El Comercio. "Lourdes estará a cargo de campaña de Alianza Popular en Lima". elcomercio.pe.
  5. ^ "La Alianza Popular se disuelve luego de su mal desempeño electoral". La República (in Spanish). 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  6. ^ PERÚ, El Comercio. "Alianza Popular quedó disuelta, confirma dirigente aprista". elcomercio.pe.