Democratic institutions perform their duties but are often considered inefficient due to friction between institutions, a lack of professionalization of the bureaucracy and corruption. This is especially apparent in the judicial branch where political influence and corruption continue to undermine its independence.

Although Peru’s socio-economic development improved considerably in the last decade, the economic growth rate declined lately. Yet, it is still above the Latin American average and the Peruvian economy appears to show a solid foundation.

President Vizcarra has established a new orientation around fighting corruption, improving the judiciary and political reform. Although it is not a comprehensive agenda, it has given his government a distinct character.

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