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Congreso de la República (Congress of the Republic)
ELECTORAL SYSTEM

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Congreso de la República / Congress of the Republic
Structure of parliament Unicameral
LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Electoral Law 27 September 1997
Last amendment: 28 December 2000
Mode of designation directly elected 130
Constituencies 25 multi-member constituencies.
Voting system Proportional: Proportional representation system with closed party lists.
Vacancies arising between general elections are filled by the next-in-line candidates of the same party list.
Voting is compulsory until the age of 70.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Peruvian citizenship
- full possession of civil and political rights
- disqualifications: judicial interdiction, persons under sentence which deprives them of their freedom, members of the armed and police forces on active duty.
CANDIDATES
Eligibility - qualified electors
- age: 25 years
- Peruvian by birth
Incompatibilities - other public functions (except Minister of State and authorized membership of extraordinary commissions of international character), certain judicial and financial offices
- certain posts in State-connected enterprises
Candidacy requirements - nomination by political parties or alliances of parties

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