ElectionGudie

May 5, 2019 Held

Panama

Republic of Panama

Election for Asamblea Nacional (Panamanian National Assembly)

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Results: 57 of 71 seats have been declared. These totals will be updated when full results are released.

Seats Won in this Election:

  • Democratic Change / Cambio Democrático (CD):  17
  • Democratic Revolutionary Party / Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD): 28
  •  Liberal Republican Nationalist Movement / Movimiento Liberal Republicano Nacionalista (MOLIRENA): 1
  • Panemeñista Party / Partido Panameñista (PP): 7
  • Independents: 4

At Stake in this Election:

  • 71 seats in the National Assembly

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Juan Carlos VARELA
  • Head of Government: President Juan Carlos VARELA
  • Assembly: Panama has a unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) with 71 seats.

Electoral System:

  • In the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional), 45 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve five-year terms and 26 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve five-year terms.

Main Parties in this Election:

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 4,226,197 (2019 est.)
  • Eligible Voters: 2,713,698 (as of May 5, 2018)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,109,750 (2019 est.)
  • Is Panama a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (26 June 1980)
  • Has Panama ratified CEDAW: Yes (29 October 1981)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (following the 2014 elections)
  • Human Development Index Position: 66 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A (Very Low 2014)

Disability Data:

  • Is Panama a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Panama ratified CRPD: Yes (7 August 2007)
  • Population with a disability: 584,554 (est.) Persons with disabilities registered to vote in this election 29,644 persons (15,310 women and 14,334 men).