ElectionGudie

March 12, 2000 Held

1,256,342
Voted
El Salvador

Republic of El Salvador

Election for Asamblea Legislativa (Salvadorian Legislative Assembly)

Results

37%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,256,342
Valid Votes:1,210,269
Invalid Votes:46,073

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Republican Alliance 29 436,169

36.04%

Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front 31 426,289

35.22%

National Conciliation Party 14 106,802

8.82%

Others 2 88,865

7.35%

Christian Democratic Party 5 87,074

7.19%

United Democratic Center 3 65,070

5.38%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 84 seats in the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa)

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) 84 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation to serve 3-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front / (FMLN)
    • Leader: Fabio CASTILLO
    • Seats won in this election: 31
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • Party: National Republican Alliance / (ARENA)
    • Leader: Alfredo CRISTIANI
    • Seats won in this election: 29
    • Seats won in last election: 28
  • Party: National Conciliation Party / (PCN)
    • Leader: Ciro Cruz ZEPEDA
    • Seats won in this election: 14
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Christian Democratic Party / (PDC)
    • Leader: René AGUILUZ
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: United Democratic Center / (CDU)
    • Leader: Ruben Ignacio ZAMORA Rivas and Ana Guadeloupe MARTINEZ
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: National Action Party / (PAN)
    • Leader: Horacio RIOS
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative elections last held: March 16, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,811,836 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 3,004,174 ( 1997 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,264,724 (2000)

·         Is El Salvador a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (14 November 1980)

·         Has El Salvador ratified CEDAW: Yes (19 August 1981)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 116 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is El Salvador a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has El Salvador ratified CRPD: Yes (14 December 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 871,775 (est.)