Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-090X
MELENDEZ, CARLOS y LEON, CARLOS. Perú 2009: The Legacies of the Authoritarianism. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.2, pp.451-477. ISSN 0718-090X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-090X2010000200015.
Almost a decade from the opening of the political regime after Alberto Fujimori's administration (1990-2000), the strength of the authoritarian legacies, which have not been completely dismounted by the last two democratic governments, is evident. The challenges to governability that Peru faces are expressed by social conflicts (El Baguazo) and by high-profile officials' corruption scandals (Petroaudios), originated in the authoritarian legacies of the former political regime. However, the current administration has managed to create logic of political coexistence with those authoritarian legacies, considering the opposition's lack of cohesion and the fragmentation of the mobilized social demands.
Palabras clave : Peru; democracy; authoritarianism; governability; social conflicts.