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El Salvador

Republic of El Salvador

6,108,590 9

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

4,955,107 51.35%

Registered Voters (as of March 9, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
President President Head of Government
Legislative Assembly Asamblea Legislativa Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mauricio FUNES Cartagena
  • Head of Government: President Mauricio FUNES Cartagena
  • Assembly: El Salvador has a unicameral Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) with 84 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) 84 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 3-year terms.***
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-03-07 1,223,215 3,171,224 38.57%
Legislative Assembly 2000-03-12 1,210,269 3,004,174 40.29%
Legislative Assembly 2003-03-16 1,005,285 3,537,091 28.42%
President 2004-03-21 2,277,473 3,442,515 66.16%
Legislative Assembly 2009-01-18 2,264,567 4,226,479 53.58%
President 2009-03-15 2,659,138 4,226,479 62.92%
Legislative Assembly 2012-03-11 2,369,450 4,226,479 56.06%
President 2014-02-02 2,749,796 4,955,107 55.49%
President 2014-03-09 3,004,845 4,955,107 60.64%

Voter Turnout