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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

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66th President of Peru
In office
28 July 2016 – 23 March 2018
Prime Minister Fernando Zavala
Mercedes Aráoz
Vice President Martín Vizcarra
Preceded by Ollanta Humala
Succeeded by Martín Vizcarra
Prime Minister of Peru
In office
16 August 2005 – 27 July 2006
President Alejandro Toledo
Preceded by Carlos Ferrero
Succeeded by Jorge del Castillo
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
16 February 2004 – 16 August 2005
Prime Minister Carlos Ferrero
Preceded by Jaime Quijandría
Succeeded by Fernando Zavala
In office
28 July 2001 – 11 July 2002
Prime Minister Roberto Dañino
Preceded by Javier Silva Ruete
Succeeded by Javier Silva Ruete
Minister of Energy and Mines
In office
28 July 1980 – 3 August 1982
Prime Minister Manuel Ulloa Elías
Preceded by René Balarezo
Succeeded by Fernando Montero
Personal details
Born
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard

3 October 1938 (1938-10-03) (age 82)
Lima, Peru
Political party Independent (Before 2014)
Peruvians for Change (2014–present)
Other political
affiliations
Alliance for the Great Change (2010–2013)
Spouse(s) Jane Casey (divorced)
Nancy Lange
Children 4, including Alex
Residence Government Palace
Alma mater Exeter College, Oxford
Princeton University
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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard (born 3 October 1938), better known simply as PPK, is a Peruvian economist, politician and public administrator. He is the 66th President of Peru serving from 2016 until his resignation in 2018. He previously served as Prime Minister of Peru from 2005 to 2006.

President

Kuczynski was a presidential candidate in the 2011 presidential election, placing third. Kuczynski went on to stand in the 2016 election, where he narrowly defeated Alberto Fujimori in the second round. He was sworn in as President on July 28, 2016.

On 15 December 2017, the Congress of Peru began impeachment proceedings against Kuczynski, after he was accused of lying about receiving payments from a scandal-hit Brazilian construction firm in the mid-2000s. However on 21 December 2017 the Peruvian congress lacked the majority of votes needed to impeach Kuczynski.

After further scandals and facing a second impeachment vote, Kuczynski resigned the presidency on 21 March 2018 following the release of videos showing alleged acts of vote buying, presenting his resignation to the Council of Ministers.

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