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Regions of Peru

Regions Amazonas - Ancash - Apurímac - Arequipa - Ayacucho - Cajamarca - Callao - Cusco - Huancavelica - Huánuco - Ica - Junín - La Libertad - Lambayeque - Lima - Lima Metropolitana - Loreto - Madre de Dios - Moquegua - Pasco - Piura - Puno - San Martín - Tacna - Tumbes - Ucayali -

Note: According to the Regionalization Law which was passed 18 Nov 2002, Peru is divided into 25 regions (regiones; singular: región) and Lima Province, located in the central coast of the country, which does not belong to any region.  The mayor of Lima is the president of Metropolitan Lima (Lima Metropolitana) Region. Peru previously had regions during 1989-1992.

Party abbreviations: AP = Acción Popular (People's Action, center-right, nationalist, est.1956); APP = Alianza Para el Progreso (Alliance for Progress); ARJA = Alianza Regional Juntos por Amazonas (Together for the Amazon Regional Alliance); APRA = Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana "Partido Aprista" (American Popular Revolutionary Alliance, "Aprista Party", social democratic, center-left, banned 1931-45 & 1948-56, est.1924); ART = Alianza Regional Todos por Pasco (Regional Alliance All for Pasco); AT = Alianza por Tacna (Alliance for Tacna); ATF = Arequipa, Tradición y Futuro (Arequipa, Tradition and Future); AUC = Alianza Unidos Construyendo (United Alliance Building); AvP = Avanza País (Go on Country, est.2000); BPMD = Bloque Popular Madre de Dios (Madre de Dios Popular Bloc); CRD-C = Convergencia Regional Descentralista "Conredes" (Regional Convergence Descentralist "Conredes"); CRD = Concertación en la Región por la Descentralización; FAR = Frente Amplio Regional (Amplio Regional Front); FD = Fuerza Democrática (Democratic Force); FIM = Frente Independiente Moralizador (Independent Moralizing Front); FL = Fuerza Loretana (Loreto Force); FPL = Frente Popular "Llapanchik" (Popular Front "Llapanchik"); FREPROI = Frente Regional Progresista Iqueño (Ican Regional Progressive Front, Ica regionalist); FS = Fuerza Social (Social Force); GANA = Gran Alianza Nacionalista (Grand National Alliance); IU = Integrando Ucayali (Integrating Ucayali); IzU = Izquierda Unida (United Left); LT = Luchemos por Tumbes (Fight for Tumbes); MARQA = Movimiento por la Autonomía Regional Quechua y Aymara (Quechua and Aymara Movement for Regional Autonomy); MAS = Movimiento de Afirmación Social (Social Movement Statement); MCDRL = Movimiento Concertación para el Desarrollo Regional de Lima (Agreement for the Regional Development of Lima Movement); MHP = Partido Movimiento Humanista Peruano (Peruvian Humanist Movement Party); MICC = Movimiento Independiente "Chim Pum Callao" (Independent Movement "Chim Pum Callao", est.2005); MILH = Movimiento Independiente "Luchemos por Huánuco" (Independent Movement "Fight for Huanuco"); MINA = Movimiento Independiente "Nueva Amazonía" (Independent Movement "New Amazon"); MINCAP = Movimiento Independiente de Campesinos y Profesionales (Independent Movement of Farmers and Professionals); MINM = Movimiento Independiente Nuestro Ilo Moquegua (Independent Movement Our Ilo Moquegua); MIOSO = Movimiento Independiente Obras siempre Obras (Independent Movement Works Always Works); MIRE = Movimiento de Innovación Regional (Movement of Regional Innovation); MIRT = Movimiento Independiente Regional Trabajando para Todos (Regional Independent Movement Working for All); MNIz = Movimiento Nacional de Izquierda (National Left Movement); MNI = Movimiento Nueva Izquierda (New Left Movement); MPIRT = Movimiento Político Integración Regional por Ti (Regional Integration Political Movement for You); MRF = Movimiento Independiente Regional Faena (Regional Independent Movement Faena); MRICC = Movimiento Regional Independiente Cuenta Conmigo (Regional Independent Movement Count Me In); MRNA = Movimiento Regional Nueva Amazonía (New Amazonia, San Martin regionalist, est.1983); PDFS = Partido Descentralista Fuerza Social (Social Force Decentralist Party, est. 2007); PDSP = Partido Democrático Somos Perú (Democratic Party "We Are Peru", est.1991); PICO = Proyecto Integracionista de Comunidades Organizadas (Organized Communities Integration Project); PJ = Patia Joven; PL = Movimiento Político Regional "Perú Libre" (Regional Political Movement "Free Peru"); PP = Perú Posible (Possible Peru, A. Toldedo personalist); PP-A = Proyecto Político-Aquí (Political Project "Here"); PPA = Poder Popular Andino (Andean People Power); PRI = Partido Regional de Integración (Regional Integration Party); UJ = Unidos por Junín – Sierra y Selva (United for by Junin - Sierra and Selva); UN = Unidad Nacional (National Unity); UNIPOL = Unidos por Loreto (United for Loreto); UPP = Unión por el Perú (Union for Peru, social democratic, est.1994)


Regions from 2003


Amazonas

[Amazonas Region flag (Peru)]
                 Adopted 9 Oct 2003

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Miguel Catalino Reyes Contreras    (b. 1960)            APRA
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  Óscar Ramiro Altamirano Quispe     (b. 1952)            FD
 1 Jan 2011 -              Jos
é Berley Arista Arbildo         (b. 1959)            ARJA



Ancash

[Ancash Region (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 2004         Freddy Alberto Ghilardi ÁlvarezAPRA
2004 - 31 Dec 2006         Eloy Ricardo Narváez SotoAPRA
 1 Jan 2007 -  5 Jun 2010  César Joaquín Álvarez Aguilar      (b. 1967)            MRICC
                             (1st time)
 5 Jun 2010 - 13 Jul 2010  José Sánchez Milla (acting)        (b. 1966 - d. 2010)  PNP
11 Aug 2010 - 31 Dec 2010  Roy Glen Ypanaqué Otta (acting)    (b. 1964)            APRA
 1 Jan 2011 -
             César Joaquín Álvarez Aguilar      (s.a.)               MRICC
                             (2nd time)



Apurímac

[Apurimac Region flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 25 Sep 2004  Luis Beltrán Barra Pacheco         (b. 1953)            UPP
25 Sep 2004 - 31 Dec 2006  Rosa Aurora Suárez Aliaga (f)      (b. 1954)            UPP
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  David Abraham Salazar Morote       (b. 1960)            FPL
 1 Jan 2011 -              Elías Segovia Ruiz                 (b. 1959)            PoPA



Arequipa

[Arequipa region flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Daniel Ernesto Vera Ballón         (b. 1959)APRA
 1 Jan 2007 - Jun 2010     Juan Manuel Guillén Benavides      (b. 1941)            ATF
                             (1st time)
Jun 2010 - Oct 2010        Aron Abel Maldonado Montoya (acting)
Oct 2010 -
                Juan Manuel Guillén Benavides      (s.a.)               ATF
                             (2nd time)



Ayacucho

  [Ayacucho Region
                flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Werner Omar Quezada Martínez       (b. 1969)            APRA
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  Isaac Ernesto Molina Chávez        (b. 1948)            MIRE
 1 Jan 2011 -              Wilfredo Oscorima Núñez            (b. 1961)            PP



Cajamarca

[Cajamarca Region (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Luis Felipe Pita GastelumendiAPRA
 1 Jan 2007 - 12 Oct 2010  Jesús Coronel Salirrosas           (b. 1953)            FS
12 Oct 2010 - 31 Dec 2010  Wilson Nicolás Flores Castillo
                             (acting)
 1 Jan 2011 -              Gregorio Santos Guerrero           (b. 1966)            MAS



Callao

[Callo Region flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Rogelio Antenor Canches Guzmán     (b. 1953)            PP
 1 Jan 2007 -  1 Apr 2010  Alexander Martín Kouri Bumachar    (b. 1964)            MICC
 1 Apr 2010 - 31 Dec 2010  Víctor Augusto Albrecht Rodríguez  (b. 1970)            MICC
 1 Jan 2011 -              Félix Manuel Moreno Caballero      (b. 1964)            MICC



Cusco

[Cusco Region (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Carlos Ricardo Cuaresma Sánchez    (b. 1951)            FIM
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  Hugo Eulogio Gonzales Sayán        (b. 1953)            UPP
 1 Jan 2011 -              Jorge Isaacs Acurio "Coco" Tito    (b. 1963)            GANA



Huancavelica

[former
                      Huancavelica Region (Peru)]                       Former Flag
[Huancavelica Region (Peru)]                       Current Flag

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Salvador Crisanto Espinoza Huaroc  (b. 1941)            MINCAP
 1 Jan 2007 - Jun 2010     Luis Federico Salas Guevara        (b. 1950)            PICO
                             Schultz (1st time)
Jun 2010 - Oct 2010        Jorge Alfredo Larrauri Zorrilla    (b. 1957)
                             (acting)
Oct 2010 - 31 Dec 2010     Luis Federico Salas Guevara        (s.a.)               PICO
                             Schultz (2nd time)

 1 Jan 2011 -              Maciste Días Abad                  (b. 1967)            MIRT



Huánuco

[former
                      Huánuco Region flag (Peru)]                       Former Flag
[Huánuco
                      Region (Peru)]                       Current Flag

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Luzmila Templo Condeso (f)         (b. 1929)            MILH
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  Jorge Espinoza Egoavil             (b. 1935)            FAR
 1 Jan 2011 -              Luis Raúl
Picón Quedo              (b. 1957)            PDSP



Ica

[Ica Region flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2003  Manuel Vicente Tello Céspedes      (b. 1950)            APRA
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  Rómulo Triveño Pinto               (b. 1947)            PRI
 1 Jan 2011 -              Alberto Navarro Cabanillas
        (b. 1980)            FREPROI



Junín

[Junin Region (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Manuel Edwin Duarte Velarde        (b. 1941)            UJ
 1 Jan 2007 -
31 Dec 2010  Vladimiro Huaroc Portocarrero      (b. 1948)            CRD-C
 3 Jan 2011 -              Vladimir Cerrón Rojas              (b. 1970)            PL



La Libertad

[La Libertad Region flag
                (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 7 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Homero Benjamín Burgos Oliveros    (b. 1966)             APRA
 1 Jan 2007 - Jun 2010     José Murguía Zannier (1st time)    (b. 1937)             APRA
Jun 2010 - Oct 2010        Víctor Julio León Álvarez (acting) (b. 1960)
Oct 2010                   Alexis Nicolás Rebaza López (acting)                     APRA
Oct 2010 -
                José Murguía Zannier (2nd time)    (s.a.)                APRA



Lambayeque

[Lambayeque Region flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 14 Oct 2008  Yehude Simon Munaro                (b. 1947)           UPP;2006 MHP
14 Oct 2008 - 
31 Dec 2010  Nery Enni Saldarriaga de Kroll (f) (b. 1943)             MHP
                             (acting to Apr 2009)
13 Jan 2011 -              
Humberto Acuña Peralta             (b. 1966)             APP



Lima 

[Lima Region flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Miguel Ángel Mufarech Nemi         (b. 1950)            APRA
 1 Jan 2007 - Jun 2010     Nelson Oswaldo Chui Mejía          (b. 1947)            MCDRL
Jun 2010 - 31 Dec 2010     Luis Custodio Calderón (acting)

 1 Jan 2011 -              Javier Alvarado Gonzales del Valle (b. 1968)            PJ



Lima Metropolitana

[Lima City flag (Peru)]

Mayors of Metropolitan Lima
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2010  Luis Castañeda Lossio              (b. 1945)            UN
 1 Jan 2011 -              Susana Villarán (f)                (b. 1949)            PDFS



Loreto

[Loreto Region flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Robinson Rivadeneira Reátegui      (b. 1960)            UNIPOL
 1 Jan 2007 - Jun 2010     Yván Enrique Vásquez Valera        (b. 1959)            FL
                             (1st time)
Jun 2010 - Oct 2010        Norman David Lewis del Alcázar     (b. 1953)  
                             (acting)
Oct 2010 -
                Yván Enrique Vásquez Valera        (s.a.)               FL
                             (2nd time)



Madre de Dios

[Madre de Dios Region flag
                (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 13 Apr 2005  Rafael Edwin Ríos López                                 MNI
                             (suspended from 4 Feb 2005)
 4 Feb 2005 - 31 Dec 2006  José de la Rosa del Maestro Ríos                        MNI
                             (to 13 Apr 2005 acting for suspend López) 
 1 Jan 2007 - Jun 2010     Santos Kawai Komori (1st time)     (b. 1940)            MIOSO
Jun 2010 - Oct 2010        Angel Víctor Trigoso Vásquez       (b. 1943)
                             (acting)  
Oct 2010 - 31 Dec 2010     Santos Kawai Komori (2nd time)     (s.a.)               MIOSO
 1 Jan 2011 -              José Luis
Aguirre Pastor           (b. 1966)            BPMD



Moquegua

[Moquegua Region flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  María Cristala Constantinides      (b. 1944)            PDSP
                             Rosado (f)                
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  Jaime Alberto Rodríguez Villanueva (b. 1951)            MINM
 1 Jan 2011 -              Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo    (b. 1963)            MPIRT



Pasco

[Pasco
                      Region flag (Peru)]              
              Adopted 12 Feb 2010

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Víctor Raúl Espinoza Soto                               CRD
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  Félix Rivera Serrano               (b. 1945)            MNIz
 1 Jan 2011 -              Kléver Uribe Meléndez Gamarra      (b. 1961)            ART



Piura

[Piura Region flag (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - Jun 2010     César Trelles Lara (1st time)      (b. 1936)             APRA
Jun 2010 - Oct 2010        César Augusto Delgadillo Fukusaki  (b. 1949)  
                             (acting)
Oct 2010 - 31 Dec 2010     César Trelles Lara (2nd time)      (s.a.)                APRA
 1 Jan 2011 -              Javier Atkins Lerggios             (b. 1956)             AUC



Puno

[Puno
                      Region former flag (Peru)]                     to 2 Feb 2012
[Puno
                      Region flag (Peru)]                  Adopted 2 Feb 2012


Presidents of the Region

 1 Jan 2003 - 
31 Dec 2006  David Aníbal Jiménez Sardón        (b. 1953)            MARQA
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  Pablo Hernán Fuentes Guzmán        (b. 1960)            AvP
 1 Jan 2011 -              Mauricio Rodríguez Rodríguez       (b. 1958)
           PP-A



San Martín

[San Martin Region flag (Peru)
                (possible)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 2004         Max Henry Ramírez García           (b. 1963)            PAP
2004 - 31 Dec 2006         Julio Cárdenas Sánchez                                  APRA
 1 Jan 2007 - Jun 2010     César Villanueva Arévalo (1st time)(b. 1946)            MRNA
Jun 2010 - Oct 2010        Wilian Alberto Ríos Trigozo (acting)
Oct 2010 -
31 Oct 2013     César Villanueva Arévalo (2nd time)(s.a.)               MRNA
31 Oct 2013 -              Javier Ocampo Ruiz (interim)                            IzU



Tacna

[Tacna Region (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Julio Antonio Alva Centurión       (b. 1936)            APRA
 1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2010  Hugo Froilán Ordóñez Salazar       (b. 1945)            AT
 1 Jan 2011 -              Tito Guillermo Chocano Olivera     (b. 1944)            AP



Tumbes

[Tumbes Region (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Rosa Iris Medina Feijóo (f)        (b. 1940)            APRA
 1 Jan 2007 - Jun 2010     Wilmer Florentino Dios Benites     (b. 1962)            MRF
Jun 2010 - 31 Dec 2010     Rogger Agustín Ocampo Prado        (b. 1963)
                             (acting)   
 1 Jan 2011 -              Gerardo Fidel Viñas Dioses         (b. 1963)            LT


 
Ucayali

[Ucayali Region (Peru)]

Presidents of the Region
 1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006  Edwin Vásquez López                (b. 1952)            MINA
 1 Jan 2007 - Jun 2010     Jorge Velásquez Portocarrero       (b. 1966)            IU
                             (1st time)
Jun 2010 - Dec 2010        Lutgardo Gutiérrez Valverde        (b. 1960)
                             (acting)
Dec 2010 -                 Jorge Velásquez Portocarrero       (s.a.)               IU
                             (2nd time)



Former Regions 1989-1992

Note: The elections for the first regional assemblies took place on 12 Nov 1989 (in Grau, Amazonas, Ucayali, Arequipa and José Carlos Mariátegui) and on 8 Apr 1990 (in Nor-Oriental del Marañón, San Martín-La Libertad, Chavín, Andrés Avelino Cáceres, Los Libertadores-Wari and Inca). On 5 Apr 1992, President Alberto Fujimori brought an abrupt end to the first elected regional governments.

Party abbreviations: AP = Acción Popular (People's Action, center-right, nationalist, est.1956); APRA = Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana "Partido Aprista" (American Popular Revolutionary Alliance, "Aprista Party", social democratic, center-left, banned 1931-45 & 1948-56, est.1924); FREDEMO = Frente Democrático (Democratic Front, center-right, formed by AP, Movimiento Libertad and Partido Popular Cristiano, 1988-1990); IU = Izquierda Unida (United Left, former alliance of leftist parties by Popular Democratic Unity, UNIR, PCP, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Revolutionary Communist Party and Worker Peasant Student and Popular Front [FOCEP], 1980-c.1991); PCP = Partido Comunista Peruano (Peruvian Communist Party, communist, part if IU, est.1930); PUM = Partido Unificado Mariateguista (Mariateguist Unified Party, est.1984, part of IU); UNIR = Unidad Nacional de Izquierda Revolucionaria (National Union of the Revolutionary Left, front of Maoist parties, est.1980, part of IU)


Amazonas

 4 Mar 1988                Amazonas Region
14 Jun 1991                Renamed Loreto Region.

President of the Region
1990 - 1992                Felipe Gilberto Alván Acosta                             AP/FREDEMO



Andrés Avelino Cáceres


President of the Region
1990 - 1992                Julio Tarazona Padilla                                   PUM



Arequipa

 
Presidents of the Region
1990 - 1991                Víctor Manzur Suárez                                     UNIR
1991 - 1992                José Eduardo Adolfo del Carpio     (b. 1944)             FREDEMO
                             Begazo


Chavín


Presidents of the Region
Jun 1990 - Jun 1991        Jaime Roosewelt Minaya Castromonte (b. 1943)             UNIR
Jun 1991 - 1992            Alberto Alfaro Beltrán



Grau


President of the Region
1990 - 1992                Luis Antonio Paredes Maceda        (b. 1945 - d. 1992)   APRA


                                     
Inca (Inka)


President of the Region
1990 - 1992                Adolfo Antonio Saloma González     (b. 1947)             UNIR



José Carlos Mariátegui

15 Apr 1989                Moquegua-Tacna-Puno Region. 
12 Mar 1990                Renamed José Carlos Mariátegui Region.

President of the Region
1990 - 1992                Romeo Paca Pantigoso                                     PUM



Los Libertadores-Wari


President of the Region
1990 - 1992                Oswaldo Aspilcueta Franco                                PCP



Nor Oriental del Marañón
 

President of the Region
1990 - 1992                Juan José Salazar García           (b. 1947)             APRA


  
San Martín-La Libertad


President of the Region
Jul 1990 - 1992            Juan de Dios Cubas Cava                                  APRA


                    
Ucayali


President of the Region

1990 - 1992                Luis Espíritu Huerto Milla                               APRA






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