Flores Nano, Lourdes (1959–)

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Flores Nano, Lourdes (1959–)

Lourdes Flores Nano is the first woman to be a major contender for the presidency of Peru. A lawyer by profession and a member of the Popular Christian Party (Partido Popular Cristiano, PPC), Flores was elected to the Lima provincial council in 1986 and 1989 and then served in congress from 1990 to 2000. As the presidential candidate of the National Unity electoral alliance, Flores barely missed making runoff elections in 2001 and 2006 that she might well have won. Flores has tried to lead the PPC back to its social Christian roots.

See alsoPeru, Political Parties: Overview .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Flores Nano, Lourdes. El Evangelio y la Tierra. Lima: JL Disegraphics, 2000.

Schmidt, Gregory D. "The Great Minority: Christian Democracy in Peru." In Christian Democracy in Latin America: Electoral Competition and Regime Conflicts, edited by Scott Mainwaring and Timothy R. Scully. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003.

                                               Gregory D. Schmidt