Legislative Assembly of El Salvador
|Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador
Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador
President of the Legislative Assembly
|11 March 2012|
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The Salvadoran legislature is a unicameral body. It is made up of 84 deputies, all of who 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 Coalition (CN)||6|
|Christian Democratic Party (PES)||1|
|Nationalist Republican Alliance (Alianza Republicana Nacionalista)||870,418||39.76%||33||1|
|Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional)||804,760||36.76%||31||4|
|Grand Alliance for National Unity (Alianza por la Unidad Nacional)||210,101||9.6%||11||11|
|National Coalition (Concertación Nacional)1||157,074||7.18%||74||4|
|Party of Hope (Partido de la Esperanza)2||60,486||2.76%||14||4|
|Democratic Change (Cambio Democrático)||46,838||2.14%||1||0|
|National Liberal Party (Partido Nacional Liberal)||14,379||0.66%||0||0|
|People's Party (Partido Popular)||10,952||0.50%||0||0|
|1Compared to National Conciliation Party in 2009.
2Compared to Christian Democratic Party in 2009.
3Five independent candidates. Percentage and votes are cumulative.
4A MP from Chalatenango that won, ran on a joint CN and PES ticket and got 17,072 votes, or 0.78% (counted here for CN).
Source: Supreme Electoral Tribunal
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 (Spanish)