Peru GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
Figure 12. Government Structure, 1991
Government Palace, Lima
Changing of the guard at Government Palace
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
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