Of these, two represent parties whose registration process was suspended, so they could be left out of the October elections. More than 11 thousand lists were presented throughout the country.
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Once the limit established for the registration of candidate lists for this year's municipal and regional elections has expired, 12 candidates for mayor of Lima carried out this procedure before the National Elections Jury (JNE), according to the institution's official website.
According to the original schedule of the electoral process, the term of the candidate registration system was until June 14. However, that day the JNE extended it for 72 hours, until June 17. This was due to the fact that different political parties had reported delays in the virtual table of parts of the electoral body.
After this extension, a search in the lists of provincial candidates of the JNE electoral platform shows that the parties presented a dozen formulas for Metropolitan Lima.
Review here the twelve candidates in alphabetical order
Gonzalo Alegría – Together for Peru< p class="exploded-visual__description">59 years old. Economist and sociologist. In 2010, he was a candidate for mayor of Lima for Popular Action.1/12
Yuri Castro – Peru Libre
43 years old. Lawyer. He previously ran for the Andean Parliament (2021), for Congress (2020) and for alderman (2018).2/12
Omar Chehade – Alliance for Progress< p class="exploded-visual__description">51 years. Lawyer and former attorney. He was vice president (2011-12) and congressman for APP (2020-21).3/12
Guillermo Flores – Purple Party
38 years. Lawyer by profession. It does not record previous applications for elected positions.
George Forsyth – We are Peru
39 years old. Former Mayor of La Victoria. He ran for president in 2021 and came in eighth place.
Alex Gonzales – Green Democratic Party
60 years. Current mayor of San Juan de Lurigancho. He was a candidate for mayor of Lima in 2010 and 2014.
< /p>Elizabeth León Chinchay – Front of Hope
56 years old. Civil engineer by profession. It does not record previous applications for elected positions.
Julio Lingán – Patriotic Party of Peru
48 years old. Lawyer and general secretary of his party. He was a candidate for Congress in 2021.
Rafael López Aliaga – Popular Renewal
61 years old. Engineer and businessman. He ran for president in 2021 with the same party and came in third place.
Luis Molina – Avanza País
72 years old. Lawyer and mayor of Miraflores. Previously he was alderman for the same district in three terms.
Álvaro Paz de la Barra – Faith in Peru
38 years old. Lawyer and mayor of La Molina. He was president of the Association of Municipalities of Peru.
Daniel Urresti – Podemos Peru
65 years old. Former Minister of the Interior. He was a congressman (2020-21) and ran for president in 2021.12/12
These include applicants to the municipal chair and aspiring aldermen. Among the former are former candidates for the presidency, such as Rafael López Aliaga, George Forsyth and Daniel Urresti; a former vice president (Omar Chehade); politicians before tempted the municipal seat of the city, such as Gonzalo Alegría and Urresti himself; and current district mayors, such as Luis Molina, Alex Gonzales and Álvaro Paz de la Barra.
JNE sources indicated that in the case of the latter two, the registration of their parties was suspended from participating in this electoral process. However, their lists appear as submitted, because they completed the registration process on the digital platform.
They added that both have filed appeals for appeal with the aim of granting them provisional registrations that allow them to participate in the elections. If the request is not granted, they will not be able to be part of the election. Therefore, they are not yet considered completely out of the running.
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“We are requesting that the Registry of Political Organizations be ordered to provisionally register Faith in Peru [his party] for having complied with all the legal requirements and not expecting the registration of the political party to occur after the next elections,” Paz said. de la Barra through its press team. Until the closing of this article, Gonzales did not answer the calls from El Comercio to consult him on this subject.
Once the stage of presenting lists and requesting registration has been completed, the Special Electoral Jury of Central Lima still needs to determine which lists have been formally admitted. The deadline is August 3, when the deadline for the withdrawal of candidacies and their resignations is also met.
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The JNE also reported that until the end of the established period, Peru had received 11,540 applications for the registration of lists of candidates for the October 2 elections. These are formulas for regional governments, provincial and municipal mayors.
In the 2018 elections, where Jorge Muñoz won, there were a total of 20 candidates for Mayor of Lima. (Photo: GEC file)
Ninety-three special electoral juries will work to define the admission of the lists and publish them within the corresponding period.
Once this phase is over, August 18 is the deadline to resolve in the first instance the objections that are presented against the candidates, as well as the exclusions for gifts and for faults related to the affidavits of resumes.
Schedule for the 2022 Regional and Municipal Elections
Subsequently, September 2 is the maximum term to resolve in second instance the appeals to said strikeouts and to the aforementioned exclusions.
The schedule continues with October 1 as the deadline for the exclusion of candidates due to their legal situations. Finally, on Sunday, October 2, the elections will be held and a possible second round in the case of regional governments would be between November and December.
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