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Peru's current political system dates back to the April 1992 autogolpe (self-coup) led by then-President Alberto Fujimori and the country's armed forces, which closed the Congress and suspended the 1980 Constitution. In 1993, Fujimori replaced the unpopular 1980 Constitution with one that established a unicameral legislature with 80 members (later increased to 130), and an executive led by a president who could serve two four-year terms. Fujimori...

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