During our time in Peru local elections were taking place – this meant that the whole country was covered in paint and billboards trying to persuade people who to vote for. Apparently most people don’t really know any of the candidates, and usually you get voted in because of your local connections.
To make it easier for people to remember who to vote for, the various candidates and parties use symbols – as they are easier to remember than names. Some parties are not very imaginative and just use letters, whereas some have quite complicated designs for their symbols.
In the cities they put up billboards, but in the countryside they actually paint the houses with the slogans and symbols. It was very enjoyable looking for new symbols, and it was an activity that could be undertaken in the city and also while riding buses (yes, it doesn’t take a lot to entertain us does it..? 🙂
So OF COURSE we took lots of pictures of the various symbols – and here is our gallery! 🙂 ENJOY! 🙂