Peru

Congress of the Republic

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
280
(2023)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
158
(2016-07 - 2018-11)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
121
(2016-07 - 2018-11)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
27
(2016-07 - 2018-11)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
77%
(2016-07 - 2018-11)
Dates of the previous legislature
27 Jul 2017 to 26 Jul 2018
(2016-07 - 2018-11)

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources: Constitution, art. 108; Congressional Rules, 79

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
122
(2023)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
Other

Notes: It is promulgated by the President of the Congress

Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Parliament

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

There is a procedure for introducing emergency legislation into parliament
Yes
Number of times the procedure for emergency legislation was used, per year
39

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