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Peru in Brief
Government & Politics
Maritime delimitation between Peru and Chile
Peru is a democratic republic with a presidential system of government.
Power is vested in an executive branch headed by the President, a single-chamber legislative branch embodied by the Congress, and the judiciary.
Direct presidential and legislative elections are held every five years, local elections every three.
President Alan Garcia Perez was elected in 2006.
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