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Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador

Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador
Logo Asamblea Legislativa de El Salvador (2021).svg
Type
Type
History
Founded1824[1]
Leadership
Ernesto Castro (Nuevas Ideas)
since 1 May 2021
Structure
Seats84 Deputies
El Salvador Parliament 2021.svg
Political groups
Government: (64)

Opposition: (20)

Elections
Last election
28 February 2021
Next election
2024
Meeting place
Salon Azul del Palacio Lgislativo.jpg
San Salvador
Website
www.asamblea.gob.sv

The Legislative Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Legislativa) is the legislative branch of the government of El Salvador.

Structure[edit]

The Salvadoran legislature is a unicameral body. It is made up of 84 deputies, all of whom 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[edit]

Party / Group Deputies
Nuevas Ideas (NUEVAS IDEAS) 56
Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) 14
Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA) 5
Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) 4
National Concertation Party (PCN) 2
Nuestro Tiempo 1
Vamos 1
Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 1
Source: Salvadoran Legislative Assembly

XIII legislative composition[edit]

Board committee 2021-2024
Charge Name Party
President Ernesto Castro Nuevas Ideas
First Vice President Suecy Callejas Nuevas Ideas
Second Vice President Rodrigo Ayala Nuevas Ideas
Third Vice President Guillermo Gallegos GANA
First Secretary Elisa Rosales Nuevas Ideas
Second Secretary Numan Salgado GANA
Third Secretary Serafín Orantes (2021-2022)
Reynaldo Cardoza (2022-2024)
PCN
Fourth Secretary Reinaldo Carballo PDC

Election results[edit]

Results[edit]

Salvador Assemblée 2021.svg
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Nuevas Ideas1,430,57854.6746New
Nuevas IdeasGANA311,72311.9110
Nationalist Republican Alliance206,3287.889−26
Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front180,8086.914−14
Grand Alliance for National Unity135,2235.175−5
ARENADS99,0033.784
National Coalition Party85,5483.271−8
Nuestro Tiempo44,4011.701New
Christian Democratic Party44,3791.701−1
Vamos26,4921.011New
PCNDS21,2110.811
Democratic Change14,7680.560−1
ARENANational Coalition Party13,5030.521–1
Independents2,7830.110−1
Total2,616,748100.00840
Registered voters/turnout5,389,017
Source: TSE

Other parliamentary bodies[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°42′22″N 89°11′58″W / 13.70611°N 89.19944°W / 13.70611; -89.19944