Partido político peruano: todavía algunas señales de vida?

Translated title of the contribution: Peruvian party politics: still some signs of life?

John Crabtree

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More than most Latin American countries in recent times, Peru has seen party voting strength, organisation and loyalties eroded. Since the Fujimori period, however – when parties found themselves under systematic attack – the return to more normal electoral activity has opened up a space for parties to reemerge. The 2003 Law on Political Parties was designed to strengthen a pluralistic party system. However, the results proved disappointing. Three rounds of elections in 2006 did little to restore voter confidence in Peru's major parties; these remain 'top-down' affairs with only shallow roots in society. However, the November 2006 local elections suggested that new forces may be emerging at the meso- level of politics in tandem with social movements. Study of Peruvian politics requires its own decentralisation.
Translated title of the contributionPeruvian party politics: still some signs of life?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)35-50
Issue number58/59
StatePublished - 2006


  • Partidos políticos
  • Procesos electorales


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