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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Type
Type
Seats 71 members
Elections
Proportional representation
Meeting place
Panama City
Website
www.asamblea.gob.pa
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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]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Change 573,603 33.72 20 * -
Democratic Revolutionary Party 535,747 31.49 25 –1
Panameñista Party 343,880 20.22 12 –10
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement 121,815 7.16 2
People's Party 56,629 3.33 1
Independents 52,184 3.07 1 -1
Broad Front for Democracy 17,224 1.01 0 New
Total 1,701,082 100.00 71 0

* : 11 seats that the party originally won were annulled by the electoral body of Panama. Those seats will be contested again

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