Weekly Report - 06 October 2022 (WR-22-40)

PERU: Regional movements consign national parties to defeat

Regional elections on 2 October reaffirmed the atomisation of Peruvian politics, a trend in evidence since 2006. Established national parties were eviscerated in most of the contests for the 25 regional governments by local movements fielding caudillos, often espousing anti-system views, as well as many of the mayoral contests in the 196 provinces (into which each region is subdivided), and 1,875 districts. The mayoralty of Lima was won by the far-right populist Rafael López Aliaga, who is diametrically opposed to President Pedro Castillo, a regional leader who took advantage of the country’s political fragmentation to win last year’s presidential elections.

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