Country Listing

Peru Table of Contents




Figure 12. Government Structure, 1991


Government Palace, Lima
Courtesy Carol Graham


Changing of the guard at Government Palace
Courtesy Karen R. Sagstetter

During the first five months of 1992, Peru was a republic with a civilian government, which had a popularly elected president, a bicameral legislature, and an independent judicial branch (see fig. 12). Peru's civilian government ended indefinitely as a result of Fujimori's autogolpe of April 5, 1992. The constitution of 1979 remained suspended and its Congress and judiciary remained dissolved during the rest of 1992. The following sections describe Peru's legitimate civilian government as it existed prior to April 5, 1992.

Data as of September 1992