Peru

Congress of the Republic

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Congreso de la República (Congress of the Republic)
Chamber name
Congreso de la República (Congress of the Republic)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1927 to 1927
from 1956 to 1969
from 1983
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title
President of the Congress of the Republic
Speaker
Alejandro Soto Reyes (Male)
Term
26 Jul 2023 to 26 Jul 2024
Additional information

Elected on 26 July 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General (Oficial Mayor)
Secretary General
Giovanni Forno Flórez (Male)
Term
17 Aug 2023
Notes

Appointed on 17 Aug. 2023.

Members

Statutory number of members
130
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
130
Current number of members
130
Men
80
Women
50
Percentage of women
38.5%
Population (in thousands)
33,715
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
259,346

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
50.2
(2021-07)
Youngest member
Rosangella Andrea Barbarán Reyes (Female)
Youngest member (years)
27
Oldest member
Enrique Wong Pujada (Male)
Oldest member (years)
80
Number of members, by age (2021-07)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 2 13 6 13 20 20 5 0 0 79
Female 0 3 16 3 10 14 3 1 0 0 50
Totals per age interval 0 5 29 9 23 34 23 6 0 0 129
Total <= 45: 43 Total >= 46: 86
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
3.9% 1.6% 2.3%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
26.4% 12% 14.7%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
33.3% 16% 17.1%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Legislated candidate quotas. Candidate lists in each electoral district must include at least 30% women candidates. In the candidate list with three candidates, at least one of them must be a woman.

Sources: Cf. Laws 26859, 27683 and 26864.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No