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(Sep 25, 2009) On September 7, 2009, President Alan García Pérez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29402, amending article 90 of the Political Constitution of Peru, on legislative power.

Article 90 as amended states that the legislative power resides in the Chamber of Congress of the Republic, comprising 130 members. Members of Congress are chosen for a period of five years through an electoral process organized according to the law. Candidates for the Presidency of the Republic cannot become candidates for Congress; vice-presidential candidates, however, can simultaneously be legislators. To be elected as a member of Congress one must be Peruvian by birth, at least 25 years old, and entitled to vote.

This constitutional amendment comes into force for the electoral process of the year 2011. (Ley No. 29402, EL PERUANO [Official Gazette], Sept. 8, 2009, available at

Author: Dario Ferreira More by this author
Topic: Constitution More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Peru More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 09/25/2009