Legislative Assembly of El Salvador

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

Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador

Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador
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Type
Type
History
Founded1824[1]
Leadership
Mario Ponce (PCN)
since 1 November 2019
Structure
Seats84 Deputies
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Political groups
Elections
Last election
4 March 2018
Next election
2021
Meeting place
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San Salvador
Website
www.asamblea.gob.sv

StructureEdit

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 PartyEdit

Party / Group Deputies
Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) 37
Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) 23
Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA) 10
National Concertation Party (PCN) 9
Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 3
Source: Salvadoran Legislative Assembly

DeputiesEdit

ARENA (37)

  • Ricardo Velásquez Parker
  • Norman Quijano
  • Alberto Romero
  • Mario Marroquín
  • Patricia Valdivieso
  • Emilio Corea
  • Josue Godoy
  • Rosa Romero
  • Donato Vaquerano
  • Mayte Iraheta
  • Mauricio Vargas
  • Javier Palomo
  • Milena Mayorga
  • Mariano Blanco
  • Arturo Magaña
  • Mario Martínez
  • Jorge Rosales
  • Andrés Hernández
  • Portillo Cuadra
  • Ricardo Godoy
  • Edgar Escolan
  • Bonner Jimenez
  • Rene Escalante
  • Marcela Villatoro
  • Mauricio Linares
  • Felissa Cristales
  • Rodrigo Avila
  • Carlos Reyes
  • Julio Fabián
  • Margarita Escobar
  • Martha Batres
  • David Reyes
  • Orlando Candray
  • Lucia De León
  • Silvia Ostorga
  • Alejandrina Castro
  • Karla Hernández

FMLN (23)

  • Schafik Handal
  • Nidia Díaz
  • Lucia Baires
  • Catalino Castillo
  • Daniel Reyes
  • Dina Argueta
  • Audelia López
  • Milton Garay
  • Guisela Herrera
  • Anabel Belloso
  • Jaime Sandoval
  • Elizabeth Gómez
  • Rina Araujo
  • Rodolfo Martínez
  • Javier Valdez
  • Alma Cruz
  • Margarita López
  • Carlos Ruiz
  • Karina Sosa
  • Damian Alegria
  • Maniel Flores
  • Yanci Urbina
  • Cristina Cornejo

GANA (10)

  • Guillermo Gallegos
  • Numan Salgado
  • Osiris Luna
  • Francis Zablah
  • Juan C. Mendoza
  • Adelmo Rivas
  • Rigoberto Soto
  • Lorenzo Rivas
  • Mario Tenorio
  • Guadalupe Vásquez

PCN (9)

  • Mario Ponce
  • Luis Urías
  • Reinaldo Cardoza
  • Beltrhan Bonilla
  • Eeileen Romero
  • Roberto Ángulo
  • Antonio Armendáriz
  • Francisco Merino
  • Serafin Orantes

PDC (3)

  • Rodolfo Parker
  • Reinaldo Carballo
  • Jorge Mazariego

CD (1)

  • Juan Martel

Independent (1)

  • Roberto Bonilla

Election resultsEdit

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nationalist Republican Alliance 823,198 42.34 37 +5
Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front 475,265 24.44 23 –8
Grand Alliance for National Unity 222,548 11.45 10 -1
National Coalition Party 209,576 10.78 9 +4
Christian Democratic Party 61,604 3.17 3 +2
ARENAPCN 24,325 1.25 1 +1
FMLNCD 22,899 1.18 0
PDCPCN 20,808 1.07 0
Salvadoran Patriotic Brotherhood 18,062 0.93 0 New
Democratic Change 17,503 0.90 1 +1
Social Democratic Party 13,717 0.71 0 0
FMLNPSD 11,123 0.57 0
FMLNPSDCD 10,716 0.55 0
Independents 12,998 0.67 1 +1
Invalid/blank votes 178,538
Total 84 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: TSE, El Salvador

Other parliamentary bodiesEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Breve historia de la Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador
  2. ^ Luis Eliezer Garcia. "Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de El Salvador » Autoridades » Titulares". Rree.gob.sv. Retrieved 2019-07-10.

External linksEdit

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