Government of El Salvador
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President of El Salvador
El Salvador elects its head of state – the President of El Salvador – directly through a fixed-date general election whose winner is decided by absolute majority. If an absolute majority (50% + 1) is not achieved by any candidate in the first round of a presidential election, then a run-off election is conducted 30 days later between the two candidates who obtained the most votes in the first round. The presidential period is five years, and re-election is not permitted.
The executive branch of the government of El Salvador consists of the following departments, each led by a minister:
- Agriculture & Livestock
- Learning (Capital)
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Foreign Relations
- Labor & Social Welfare
- Public Security & Justice
- Public Works
- Attorney General
Military of El Salvador
The Ministry of Defence of El Salvador commands the armed forces, consisting of the following branches:
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 closed-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.
Judicial branch of the government of El Salvador
- Constitution of El Salvador
- Politics of El Salvador
- Elections in El Salvador
- List of political parties in El Salvador
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