Legislative Assembly of El Salvador
|Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador |
Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador
|4 March 2018|
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politics and government of
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):
- Older than 25.
- Salvadoran citizens by birth, born of either a Salvadoran father or a Salvadoran mother.
- Of recognised honesty and education.
- Not have had the enjoyment of their rights as citizens cancelled in the previous five years.
Current Standing by Party
|Party / Group||Deputies|
|Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA)||35|
|Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN)||31|
|Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA)||11|
|National Concertation Party (PCN)||6|
|Christian Democratic Party (PDC)||1|
|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||11||0|
|National Coalition Party||209,576||10.78||8||+4|
|Christian Democratic Party||61,604||3.17||3||+2|
|Salvadoran Patriotic Brotherhood||18,062||0.93||0||New|
|Social Democratic Party||13,717||0.71||0||0|
|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.
- Official website (in Spanish)