ElectionGudie

March 4, 2018 Held

2,124,528
Voted
El Salvador

Republic of El Salvador

Election for Asamblea Legislativa (Salvadorian Legislative Assembly)

Results

Cast Votes:2,124,528
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) 35 - 854,651

40.23%

Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front 18 - 437,759

20.61%

Grand Alliance for National Unity 10 243267

National Coalition Party (PCN) 8 221801

ARENA/PCN 3 74717

FMLN/CD 3 65027

Christian Democratic Party 2 60016

FMLN/PSD/CD 1 33936

FMLN/PSD 1 32640

PCN/PDC 1 31315

Democratic Change 1 19590

Independent 1 14545

More Info:

El Salvador: Legislative Assembly, 1 March 2015

At stake in this election:

  •  84 seats in the Asamblea Legislativa (Legislative Assembly)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Salvador SANCHEZ CEREN (since 1 June 2014)
  • Head of Government: President Salvador SANCHEZ CEREN
  • Assembly: El Salvador has a unicameral Asamblea Legislativa (Legislative Assembly) consisting of 84 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the Legislative Assembly are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies and a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote to serve 3-year terms.

Last Election:

  • Elections were last held on 1 March 2015. The National Republican Alliance (ARENA) took 32 seats, followed by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), which took 31. The Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA) took 11, the National Conciliation Party took 4, ARENA/PCN took 3, and the Christian Democrartic Party, PCN/DS, and PCN/PDC each took 1 seat.

Main candidates in the election:

  • National Republican Alliance (ARENA)
    • Leader: Jorge VELADO
    • Seats won in last election: 32
  • Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)
    • Leader: Medardo GONZALEZ
    • Seats won in last election: 31
  • Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA)
    • Leader: Jose Andres ROVIRA Caneles
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • National Conciliation Party (NCP)
    • Leader: Manuel RODRIGUEZ
    • Seats won in last election: 4

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 6,141,350 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 4,911,672 (2015)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,185,578 (July 2015 est.)

·         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: 27 (32.14%)

·         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: 921,203