National Assembly (Panama)

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National Assembly of the Republic of Panama
Asamblea Nacional de la República de Panamá
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Seats 71 members
Proportional representation
Meeting place
Panama City
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The National Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Nacional), formerly the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa), is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Panama.

It is a unicameral legislature, currently made up of 71 members, who serve five-year terms. Legislators from outlying rural districts are chosen on a plurality basis, while districts located in more populous towns and cities elect multiple legislators by means of a proportion-based formula. Panama's legislative elections are held simultaneous with its presidential elections.

Panama also returns a delegation of 20 deputies to the supranational Central American Parliament.

Latest election[edit]

e • d  Summary of the 3 May 2009 Panamanian National Assembly election results
Alliances Parties Votes % Seats
One Country for All Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) 537,426 35.7% 26
People's Party (PP) 55,598 3.7% 1
Liberal Party (PL) 18,111 1.2% 0
Alliance for Change Democratic Change (CD) 352,319 23.4% 14
Panameñista Party (PAN) 334,282 22.2% 22
Patriotic Union (UP) 85,609 5.7% 4
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement (MOLIRENA) 70,457 4.7% 2
Independents 35,793 2.4% 2
Fatherland's Moral Vanguard Party (VMP) 14,760 1.0% 0
Valid votes (turnout 70.05%) 1,504,355 100.0% 71
Source: Tribunal Electoral

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