On Wednesday Peru’s National Election’s Board (JNE) announced that the recall referendum on Lima Mayor Susana Villarán, and 39 members of the city council, would take place on Sunday, March 17 2013.
The elections agency announced the decision by publishing resolution 1000-2012-JNE on Wednesday afternoon.
If Mayor Villarán were to be removed from office, she would be replaced by 22nd City Councilman Fidel Gregorio Rios Alarcon, until new elections take place. The new mayor would then serve until December 2014.
According to voter registrations in 2011, there will be close to 6 million voters in next year’s recall referendum.
Previously, Fernando Tuesta, former head of the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), said the recall could end up costing over 100 million soles – significantly higher than the 69 million soles requested by the JNE.
The recall referendum on Lima Mayor Susana Villarán, and 39 members of the city council, would take place on Sunday, March 17 2013.