Latin America Erupts: Peru Goes Populist

  title={Latin America Erupts: Peru Goes Populist},
  author={Paula Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  • Paula Muñoz
  • Published 1 July 2021
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
Peru's 2021 presidential election saw disaffected and discontented voters throwing their support behind antisystem outsider Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori. The 2021 election reflects the persistence of trends that have long characterized Peru's political system, most notably the extreme weakness of the country's political parties. To these trends were added a compound crisis comprising political, economic, and public-health dimensions that further increased citizen disaffection, political…