Union for Peru
Published 25th March, 2011
The Union for Peru or UPP was founded in 1994 by the former UN Secretary General, Javier Pérez de Cuellar the party was originally an independent social democratic party.
In the 1995 presidential election de Cuellar was defeated by Alberto Fujimori of Cambio 90. Meanwhile the UPP was the largest opposition party in the general election but took just 17 seats.
In the 2000 presidential election the party did badly and in 2001 did not contest the presidential election. In the general election the party took just six of the 120 seats with 4.1% of the vote.
In the 2006 elections, the UPP aligned itself with the Peruvian Nationalist Party and backed Ollanta Humala. Although Humala came first in the first round, with 30.6% of the vote, he was beaten by Alan Garcia Pérez in the second round runoff taking his percentage up to 47.4%.
In the general election of 2006 the UPP took 21% of the vote and 45 seats in the 120 seat Congress of the Republic.