President of Peru

The president of Peru (Spanish: Presidente del Perú), formally recognized as the President of the Republic of Peru (Spanish: Presidente de la República del Perú), is the head of state and head of government of Peru. The president is the head of the executive branch and is the Supreme Head of the Armed Forces and Police of Peru. The office of president corresponds to the highest magistracy in the country, making the president the highest ranking public official in Peru.[2]

President of
the Republic of Peru
Presidente de la República del Perú
Command badge of the Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and the National Police
Pedro Castillo

since 28 July 2021
StatusHead of State
Head of Government
ResidencePalacio de Gobierno
SeatPalacio de Gobierno
Appointer2021 Peruvian general election
Term lengthFive years
Not eligible for re-election immediately
Inaugural holderJosé de San Martín (de facto)
José de la Riva Agüero (first to bear the title)
Formation28 February 1823
SuccessionVice President
DeputyVice President of Peru
SalaryS/ 15,500 /month[1]

The president is elected to direct the general policy of the government, work with the Congress of the Republic and the Council of Ministers to enact reform, and be an administrator of the state, enforcing the Constitution of 1993 which establishes the presidential requirements, rights, and obligations. The executive branch is located at the Palacio de Gobierno, located in the historic center of Lima. The building has been used and occupied by the heads of state of Peru, dating back to Francisco Pizarro and the viceroys of Peru.

The current President of Peru is Pedro Castillo who succeeded Francisco Sagasti on 28 July 2021. He was elected in 2021 Peruvian general election.