Legislative Assembly of El Salvador

National Coalition Party (El Salvador) Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front Nationalist Republican Alliance
Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador

Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador
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Type
Type
History
Founded1824[1]
Leadership
Mario Ponce (PCN)
since 1 November 2019
Structure
Seats84 Deputies
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Political groups
Elections
Last election
4 March 2018
Next election
2021
Meeting place
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San Salvador
Website
www.asamblea.gob.sv
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The Legislative Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Legislativa) is the legislative branch of the government of El Salvador.

Structure

The Salvadoran legislature is a unicameral body. It is made up of 84 deputies, all of whom are elected by direct popular vote according to open-list proportional representation to serve three-year terms and are eligible for immediate re-election. Of these, 64 are elected in 14 multi-seat constituencies, corresponding to the country's 14 departments, which return between 3 and 16 deputies each. The remaining 20 deputies are selected on the basis of a single national constituency.

To be eligible for election to the Assembly, candidates must be (Art. 126, Constitution):

Current Standing by Party

Party / Group Deputies
Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) 35
Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) 23
Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA) 10
National Concertation Party (PCN) 9
Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 3
Nuevas Ideas (NUEVAS IDEAS) 0
Source: Salvadoran Legislative Assembly

Deputies

ARENA (35)

FMLN (23)

GANA (10)

PCN (9)

PDC (3)

CD (1)

Independent (3)

Election results

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nationalist Republican Alliance 823,198 42.34 37 +5
Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front 475,265 24.44 23 –8
Grand Alliance for National Unity 222,548 11.45 10 -1
National Coalition Party 209,576 10.78 9 +4
Christian Democratic Party 61,604 3.17 3 +2
ARENAPCN 24,325 1.25 1 +1
FMLNCD 22,899 1.18 0
PDCPCN 20,808 1.07 0
Salvadoran Patriotic Brotherhood 18,062 0.93 0 New
Democratic Change 17,503 0.90 1 +1
Social Democratic Party 13,717 0.71 0 0
FMLNPSD 11,123 0.57 0
FMLNPSDCD 10,716 0.55 0
Independents 12,998 0.67 1 +1
Invalid/blank votes 178,538
Total 84 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: TSE, El Salvador

Other parliamentary bodies

El Salvador also returns 20 deputies to the supranational Central American Parliament, also elected according to closed-list proportional representation from a single national constituency.

See also

References

  1. ^ Breve historia de la Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador
  2. ^ Luis Eliezer Garcia. "Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de El Salvador » Autoridades » Titulares". Rree.gob.sv. Retrieved 2019-07-10.