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Popular Force

Fuerza Popular
PresidentKeiko Fujimori
SpokespersonCarlos Tubino
FounderKeiko Fujimori
Founded9 March 2010; 11 years ago (2010-03-09)
HeadquartersLima
Ideology
Political positionRight-wing[7] to far-right[8]
Colours  Orange   Black
Seats in the Congress
14 / 130
Governorships
0 / 25
Regional Councillors
4 / 274
Province Mayorships
3 / 196
District Mayorships
46 / 1,874
Andean Parliament
3 / 5
Website
www.fuerzapopularperu.pe

Popular Force (Spanish: Fuerza Popular, FP),[9][10] until 2012 called Force 2011 (Spanish: Fuerza 2011),[11] is a right-wing populist and Fujimorist[1] political party in Peru. The party is led by Keiko Fujimori, former congresswoman and daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori.

History[edit]

2011 general elections[edit]

In the 2011 election, Popular Force launched and endorsed the candidacy of Keiko Fujimori for President, Rafael Rey for First Vice President and Jaime Yoshiyama for Second Vice President.[12][13] Their ticket placed second with 23.55% of votes in the first round and made it into the runoff, but the ticket was defeated by Ollanta Humala's ticket in the runoff with 48.55%. The party obtained 37 seats in the Congress[14] and 1 seat (Rafael Rey) in the Andean Parliament.

2016 general elections[edit]

In the 2016 elections, the party won an absolute majority in Congress (73 out of 130 seats) and won 3 out of 5 seats in the Andean Parliament. In the presidential vote, party leader Keiko Fujimori was defeated again by a small margin, gaining 49.88% in the runoff against Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of the Peruvians for Change with 50.12%.

2018 regional and municipal elections[edit]

In the 2018 elections, Popular Force saw a large loss of popularity with the party not being elected into a single position in Lima or in any regional governments. According to Datum, Keiko Fujimori also saw an approval rating of 11% while 83% disapprove her.[15]

2020 snap parliamentary elections[edit]

In the 2020 snap parliamentary elections, Popular Force lost most of its seats in Congress from 73 to 15 seats after being the previous largest party in the 2016–19 Congressional term.

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Year Candidate Party Votes Percentage Outcome
2011 Keiko Fujimori Keiko Fujimori 2.jpg Force 2011 1st Round:
4,643,064

2nd Round:
7,937,704

1st Round:
23.55
2nd Round:
48.55
1st Round:
2nd

2nd Round:
2nd

2016 Popular Force 1st Round:
6,115,073

2nd Round:
8,555,880

1st Round:
39.86
2nd Round:
49.88
1st Round:
1st

2nd Round:
2nd

2021 1st Round:
1,883,260

2nd Round:
TBD

1st Round:
13.36
2nd Round:
0.00
1st Round:
2nd

2nd Round:
TBD

Elections to the Congress of the Republic[edit]

Year Leader Votes % Seats Increase/Decrease Position
2011 Keiko Fujimori 2,948,781 23.0%
37 / 130
Increase 37 Minority
2016 4,431,077 36.3%
73 / 130
Increase 36 Majority
2020 1,081,174 7.3%
15 / 130
Decrease 58 Minority

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vivanco, Martín Santiváñez (10 April 2011). "La triste procesión de las larvas grises". El Mundo.
  2. ^ Salcedo, José Víctor (18 April 2016). "Carlos Alza: "La gente ha optado por la corrupción, por eso ha preferido votar por Keiko Fujimori"". La República (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 April 2016. La derecha de Keiko es más populista, clientelar y autoritaria en algunos aspectos y menos dialogante; y la de PPK puede tener más capacidad técnica, pero igual privilegia el mercado.
  3. ^ "Fujimori refuerza su populismo con medidas conservadoras". El País (in Spanish). 8 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016. La suma de aliados refuerza el populismo del fujimorismo. la lógica de la campaña de segunda vuelta de Fujimori es de “derecha populista” [...].
  4. ^ "Keiko Fujimori cerró su campaña con mitin en el Estadio Monumental". América Televisión. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016. La campaña presidencial se cerró con los mítines de los tres principales candidatos en la elección del 10 de abril: la derechista Keiko Fujimori, favorita en los sondeos, y sus escoltas: el centroderechista Pedro Pablo Kuczynski y la izquierdista Veronika Mendoza, ambos empatados en los sondeos.
  5. ^ Manrique, Lisa (19 October 2010). "Transition in Lima: Leftist Candidate Victory". CSIS Center for Strategic and International Studies. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Elecciones en Perú, entre el neoliberalismo conservador y el neoliberalismo "design"". CELAG (in Spanish). 1 March 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Keiko Fujimori cerró su campaña con mitin en el Estadio Monumental". América Televisión (in Spanish). 7 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016. La campaña presidencial se cerró con los mítines de los tres principales candidatos en la elección del 10 de abril: la derechista Keiko Fujimori, favorita en los sondeos, y sus escoltas: el centroderechista Pedro Pablo Kuczynski y la izquierdista Veronika Mendoza, ambos empatados en los sondeos.
  8. ^ "El voto de Keiko". El Mundo. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Fujimorismo solicitó cambio de denominación para llamarse Fuerza Popular" (in Spanish). 29 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Ahora son Fuerza Popular" (in Spanish). 30 July 2012. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  11. ^ Romero, Simon (7 April 2009). "Peru's Ex-President Convicted of Rights Abuses". Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  12. ^ "Reasons Why Your Loan Request May Get Rejected". www.fuerza2011.com. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  13. ^ Keiko Fujimori solicitó al JNE la inscripción de su plancha presidencial | El Comercio Perú. Elcomercio.pe. Retrieved on 25 April 2012.
  14. ^ Conozca a los nuevos 130 congresistas electos de todo el Perú para el periodo 2011 – 2016 | Ayaviri.INFO – El Portal Archived 2 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Ayaviri.info (23 April 2009). Retrieved on 25 April 2012.
  15. ^ "Elecciones 2018 | Fuerza Popular: el fujimorismo fue derrotado en Lima y regiones". RPP (in Spanish). 7 October 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.

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