- Chief of State:
- President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard
- Head of Government:
- Prime Minister Fernando Zavala Lombardi
- Government Name:
- Republic of Peru
- Adopted: 1993; Replaced former socialist constitution to give greater power to president as he appoints the prime minister and ultimately has final say in almost every governmental matter. Another section of the constitution outlines the powers of the legislative branch but not the judiciary (nominally independent).
- Government Type:
- Presidential Republic
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Represents Peru's interests as head of state and directs governmental policies. Can block legislation that the executive branch does not agree with.
President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system.
Administers justice hierarchically. Upholds law and equal treatment of citizens.
Justices are proposed by the National Council of the Judiciary, nominated by the president, and confirmed by congress.
Mandatory retirement age of 70
Passes laws, ratifies treaties, authorizes loans and approves budget.
Congress of the Republic members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies.
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- Tax Authority:
- General Tax Admission
- Tax Name:
- ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
- EY, http://www.ey.com
- CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
- U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/