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
History
Founded1906[1]
Leadership
Marcos Castillero, Circuit 6-3 (PRD)
since 1 July 2019
First vice president
Zulay Rodríguez, Circuit 8-6 (PRD)
since 1 July 2019
Second vice president
Tito Rodríguez, Circuit 8-9 (MOLIRENA)
since 1 July 2019
Structure
Seats71 members
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Political groups
Government (40)

Opposition (26)

Independent bloc (5)

Length of term
5 years[2]
Elections
Party-list proportional representation
Last election
May 5, 2019
Next election
May 5, 2024
Meeting place
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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 Revolutionary Party N/A N/A 35 +9
Democratic Change N/A N/A 18 -5
Panameñista Party N/A N/A 8 -8
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement N/A N/A 5 +2
Independents N/A N/A 5 +4
People's Party N/A N/A 0 -1
Broad Front for Democracy N/A N/A 0 New
Total N/A 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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