Congressional elections: APP reaffirms itself in its bastion of La Libertad but still cannot climb in Lima

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Alliance for Progress it continues to be a political party with a large territorial distribution. This is demonstrated when we see that in the electoral flash, América TV-Ipsos appears in the sixth position, but in the projection of seats it is positioned as the fourth legislative force, only below Peru Libre, Acción Popular, and Fuerza Popular.

In 2020, César Acuña’s party won 22 seats, demonstrating its territorial weight. He got fewer votes than Podemos Peru and Frepap, but still he was able to have a larger bench. The projection of Ipsos now puts him with 14 seats, but inside the party they trust that the results of the ONPE will show more seats in their favor.

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Electoral process Votes cast Curules
2016 6,00 9
2020 6,41% 22

César Acuña, according to the quick count of Ipsos, would win in La Libertad. Due to the drag of its candidate and the roots of the party in the region, it is likely that it has at least one representative.

According to the initial count by the ONPE, the APP candidates in La Libertad with a good projection are Segundo Acuña and Carlos Otoya. The first is the brother of the leader César Acuña. Another region where they could maintain representation is in Cajamarca with Manuel Becerra.

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A similar situation occurs in Piura, where the first three candidates on the list advance evenly in the initial counts. Some APP seats are also expected in the eastern part of the country.

The same projections indicate that Acuña has lost weight in Lambayeque. His current brother Humberto Acuña is the legislative representative of that region.

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In Lima and in the south, the situation does not look favorable for those of APP. If they win one or two seats in the capital, it will be contested between the candidates Gladys Echaíz, Roberto Chiabra, Katherine Ampuero and Vanessa Terkes.

In the south and center, APP ran into Pedro Castillo’s climb, as well as Yonhy Lescano’s positioning.

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Worn image?

For the political scientist Mauricio Zavaleta, the problem of APP is the leader César Acuña himself. His image is no longer new on the political scene and it seems that he no longer adds to the party brand as drag.

“He had a moment as a kind of outsider of national politics in 2016, but the main problem is no longer a novelty, it has become a meme and a matter of ridicule. And I think he is a bad candidate “, maintained the political scientist.

Is it time to think of another candidate? Zavaleta indicated that with another candidate, APP could compete in better conditions.

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