National Assembly (Panama)

National Assembly of the Republic of Panama
Asamblea Nacional de la República de Panamá
Rubén de León (PRD)
First Vicepresident
Katleen Levy (PP)
Second Vicepresident
Raúl Hernández (CD)
Seats 71 members
Political groups

Government (43)

Opposition (28)

Length of term
5 years
Party-list proportional representation
Last election
4 May 2014
Next election
5 May 2019
Meeting place
Panama City
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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

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Change573,60333.72 20 * -
Democratic Revolutionary Party535,74731.4925–1
Panameñista Party343,88020.2212–10
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement121,8157.162
People's Party56,6293.331
Broad Front for Democracy17,2241.010New

* : 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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