Summary

On April 11, Peruvians will elect two vice presidents and a new parliament to five-year terms. They will also narrow the field of presidential candidates down to two, who will then compete in a runoff election scheduled for June 6.

This second round is all but assured given the fractured field of candidates, nearly all of which stand a chance of making it past the first ballot. But despite the competitive nature of the contest, voters remain deeply skeptical that the election can produce a government capable of enacting much-needed reforms to Peru’s constitutional order.