ElectionGudie

March 16, 2003 Held

1,451,328
Voted
El Salvador

Republic of El Salvador

Election for Asamblea Legislativa (Salvadorian Legislative Assembly)

Results

40%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,451,328
Valid Votes:1,398,978
Invalid Votes:52,350

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation 31 - 475,146

34.00%

Nationalist Republican Alliance 27 - 446,381

31.90%

Party of National Conciliation 16 - 181,168

13.00%

Christian Democratic Party 5 - - 101,855

7.30%

United Democratic Center 5 - 89,121

6.40%

Renovation Movement Party - - 26,298

1.90%

Popular Republican Party - - 22,783

1.60%

Popular Action - - 15,998

1.10%

Christian Force - - 15,468

1.10%

National Action Party - - 14,553

1.00%

Social Democratic Party - - 10,206

0.70%

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 Perez
  • Head of Government: President Francisco FLORES Perez
  • 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 direct popular vote to serve 3-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation / (FMLN)
    • Leader: Salvador SANCHEZ CEREN
    • Seats won in last election: 31
  • Party: Nationalist Republican Alliance / (ARENA)
    • Leader: Archic BALDOCCHI DUENAS
    • Seats won in last election: 29
  • Party: Party of National Conciliation / (PCN)
    • Leader: Ciro CRUZ Zepeda
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Party: Christian Democratic Party / (PDC)
    • Leader: Rodolfo PARKER
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: National Action Party / (PAN)
    • Leader: Tomas MEJIA
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Christian Force / (FC)
    • Leader: Mauricio MEYER
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Popular Republican Party / (PPR)
    • Leader: Gloria SALGUERO GROSS
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Renovation Movement Party / (PMR)
    • Leader: Facundo GUARDADO
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Social Democratic Party / (PSD)
    • Leader: Jorge MELENDEZ
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • Last parliamentary elections were held on March 12, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,900,929 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 3,537,091 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,075,283 (2003)

·         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: 9 (following the 2003 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: 885,139 (est.)