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
Guillermo Antonio Gallegos Navarrete, GANA
Since 8 Nov 2016
Seats 84 Deputies
Political groups
Last election
11 March 2012
Meeting place
San Salvador
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The Legislative Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Legislativa) is the legislative branch of the government of El Salvador.


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):

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 Concertation Party (PCN) 6
Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 1
Total 84

Election results

  Summary of the 10 March 2012 Salvadoran Legislative Assembly election results
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nationalist Republican Alliance (Alianza Republicana Nacionalista) 870,418 39.76% 33 Increase 1
Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional) 804,760 36.76% 31 Decrease 4
Grand Alliance for National Unity (Alianza por la Unidad Nacional) 210,101 9.6% 11 Increase 11
National Coalition (Concertación Nacional)1 157,074 7.18% 74 Decrease 4
Party of Hope (Partido de la Esperanza)2 60,486 2.76% 14 Decrease 4
Democratic Change (Cambio Democrático) 46,838 2.14% 1 Steady 0
National Liberal Party (Partido Nacional Liberal) 14,379 0.66% 0 Steady 0
People's Party (Partido Popular) 10,952 0.50% 0 Steady 0
Independents3 14,098 0.63% 0 Steady 0
Totals 2,215,589 100.00% 84
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.

See also


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