ElectionGudie

Nov. 6, 2016 Held

Nicaragua

Republic of Nicaragua

Election for Asamblea Nacional (Nicaraguan National Assembly)

Results

Cast Votes:2,546,356
Valid Votes:2,441,955
Invalid Votes:104,401

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Sandinista National Liberation Front None 1,593,316

65.86%

Liberal Constitutionalist Party None 369,342

15.30%

Independent Liberal Party None 162,027

6.71%

Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance None 137,541

5.70%

Conservative Party of Nicaragua None 106,027

4.39%

Alliance for the Republic None 49,329

2.04%

More Info:

Republic of Nicaragua: Parliamentary Election, 6 November 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 92 seats in the Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Daniel ORTEGA Saavedra (since 10 January 2007)
  • Head of Government: President Daniel ORTEGA Saavedra (since 10 January 2007)
  • Assembly: Nicaragua has a unicameral Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly) composed of 92 seats with members serving 5-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • For the National Assembly, 70 members are elected in multi-seat constituencies and 20 members are elected in a single nationwide constituency. Additionally, 2 seats are reserved seats for the previous president and the runner-up candidate in the previous presidential election.

Last Election:

  • Elections were last held on 6 November 2011. In this election, the Sandinista National Liberation Front won 62 seats, the Independent Liberal Party won 26, and the Liberal Constitutionalist Party took 2 seats.

Main parties in the election:

  • Sandinista National Liberation Front
    • Leader: Jose Daniel ORTEGA Saavedra
    • Seats won in last election: 52
  • Independent Liberal Party
    • Leader: Pedro REYES
    • Seats won in last election: 26

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 5,907,881 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 3,303,831 (2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,023,064 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Nicaragua a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Nicaragua ratified CEDAW: Yes (27 October 1981)

·         Gender Quota: Yes[1]

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 37 (40.22%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 125 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

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

·         Has Nicaragua ratified CRPD: Yes (7 December 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 886,182 (est.)


[1] Lists of candidates are arranged on the basis of alternation between male and female candidates.