Peru: The biggest political stories of 2021 | Opinion


2021 was a special year of many important events, such as the inauguration of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo after a very polarized election, and the mass vaccination process, which is still ongoing and yielding positive results.

January 7

The executive branch declared 2021 “Peruvian Bicentennial Year: 200 Years of Independence” in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Peru’s independence.

February 16

March 29-31

April 11

April 16

Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori entered the second round of the presidential election, according to the ballots (100%) processed by the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), following the legislative elections of April 11.

April 28

The OAS Election Observation Mission highlighted, in its preliminary report, the work carried out by the electoral authorities of Peru during the electoral process of April 11, which took place in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. .

May 1 and 30

May 24

June 6

June 24

The National Council of Elections (JNE) suspended magistrate Luis Arce, who had resigned from the plenary session of the JNE the day before. It was suspended to facilitate the convocation of the corresponding representative of the prosecution, and thus allow the JNE to comply with constitutional requirements and the electoral calendar.

June 28

July 19

July 21

July 23

July 26

July 28

July 29

August 6 and 28

24 august

August 27

September 11th

September 17

October 3

October 6

October 16

November 4

25 november

A motion to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the Republic Pedro Castillo has been presented to Congress. The motion was signed by 28 lawmakers from the following political groups: Avanza Pais, Fuerza Popular and Renovacion Popular.

December 7

December 21

President of the Republic Pedro Castillo has requested the lifting of his banking, fiscal and telephone secrecy, as a sign of his willingness to collaborate with justice and as a sign of transparency.

the 31st of December


Publication: 1/1/2022


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