|Parliament name (generic / translated)
||Congreso de la República / Congress of the Republic
|Structure of parliament
||27 September 1997
Last amendment: 28 December 2000
|Mode of designation
||directly elected 130
||25 multi-member constituencies.
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.
||- 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.
||- qualified electors
- age: 25 years
- Peruvian by birth
||- 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
||- nomination by political parties or alliances of parties