Dina Boluarte
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Boluarte in 2021
First Vice President of Peru
Assumed office
28 July 2021
PresidentPedro Castillo
Preceded byMartín Vizcarra
Minister of Development and Social Inclusion
Assumed office
29 July 2021
PresidentPedro Castillo
Preceded bySilvana Vargas (es)
Personal details
Born
Dina Ercilia Boluarte Zegarra

(1962-05-31) 31 May 1962 (age 60)
Chalhuanca, Peru
Political partyIndependent (2022–present)
Free Peru (2018–2022)
EducationUniversity of San Martín de Porres

Dina Ercilia Boluarte Zegarra (born 31 May 1962) is a Peruvian lawyer and politician who is the current Vice President of Peru since 2021. She has been a RENIEC official since 2007.

Early life and education

She was born in Chalhuanca, Apurímac, on 31 May 1962. She graduated as a lawyer from the University of San Martín de Porres and did postgraduate studies at that university.[1]

Career

She is president of the Apurímac Club in Lima.[2] She has worked at National Registry of Identification and Civil Status as a lawyer and head of the office since 2007.[3]

A resident of the Surquillo of Lima, she was a mayoral candidate of the district in 2018 with the Free Peru party.[4][2] She also participated in the extraordinary parliamentary elections in 2020 with Free Peru, though she did not obtain a congressional seat.[4][2] She was part of the presidential ticket of Pedro Castillo,[5] which was victorious in the run-off.[6][7]

On 29 July 2021, she was appointed Minister of Development and Social Inclusion in the government of Pedro Castillo.[8]

In January 2022, during an interview with La República, Boluarte stated that she never embraced the ideology of Free Peru. The party's general secretary, Vladimir Cerrón, subsequently expelled Boluarte from Free Peru and posted on Twitter, "Always loyal, traitors never." Cerrón also claimed that Boluarte's comment threatened party unity.[9]

Electoral history

Year Office Type Party Main opponent Party Votes for Boluarte Result Swing
Total % P. ±%
2018 Mayor of Surquillo Municipal Libertarian Peru Giancarlo Casassa Christian People's Party 2,014 2.80% 9th N/A Lost N/A[10]
2020 Congresswoman from Lima Parliamentary Snap Free Peru N/A N/A 4,827 2.06% 16th N/A Lost N/A[11]
2021 First Vice President of Peru General Free Peru Luis Galarreta Popular Force 2,724,752 18.92% 1st N/A N/A N/A
2021 First Vice President of Peru General (second round) Free Peru Luis Galarreta Popular Force 8,836,380 50.13% 1st N/A Won Gain[12][13]

References

  1. ^ "¿Quiénes conforman la plancha presidencial de Pedro Castillo para las Elecciones 2021?". El Popular (in Spanish). 12 April 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Abogada Dina Boluarte Zegarra precandidata a primera vicepresidencia por el partido Perú Libre". radiotitanka.pe (in Spanish). 27 October 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Quién es Dina Boluarte, la vicepresidenta del gobierno de Pedro Castillo". El Popular (in Spanish). 29 July 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Dina Boluarte: biografía de la candidata a la vicepresidencia por Perú Libre" (Video). Panamericana Televisión (in Spanish). 11 April 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  5. ^ Flores, José (11 April 2021). "Elecciones 2021 | Dina Boluarte: "Vamos a cambiar la estructura económica del país" | Perú Libre". RPP (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  6. ^ Reuters (16 June 2021). "Peru election: socialist Pedro Castillo claims victory ahead of official result". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Peru Nervously Awaits Outcome Nine Days After Presidential Vote". A. F. P. News. 16 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Dina Boluarte jura como ministra de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social". andina.pe (in Spanish). Lima. 29 July 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Perú Libre expulsa a Dina Boluarte por declarar que nunca abrazó el ideario de ese partido". infobae (in European Spanish). 23 January 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  10. ^ ""ELECCIONES REGIONALES Y MUNICIPALES 2018 - MUNICIPAL DISTRITAL"".
  11. ^ ""ELECCIONES CONGRESALES EXTRAORDINARIAS 2020 - CONGRESAL"".
  12. ^ "ONPE termina contabilización del 100% de actas electorales".
  13. ^ ONPE. "PRESENTACIÓN DE RESULTADOS SEGUNDA ELECCIÓN PRESIDENCIAL 2021". Retrieved 17 June 2021.
Party political offices Preceded byJorge Paredes Terry Free Peru nominee for First Vice President of Peru 2021 Most recent Political offices VacantTitle last held byMartín Vizcarra First Vice President of Peru 2021–present Incumbent Preceded bySilvana Vargas Minister of Development and Social Inclusion 2021–present