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National Assembly of the Republic of Nicaragua

Asamblea Nacional de la República de Nicaragua
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Type
Type
History
Founded1986
Leadership
Gustavo Porras Cortés, FSLN
since January 2017
Structure
Seats92 deputies[a]
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Political groups
Government (76)
  •   FSLN (75)
  •   YATAMA (1)

Opposition (14)

Elections
Party-list proportional representation
Last election
7 November 2021
Meeting place
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Complejo Legislativo Carlos Núñez
Calle Cuatro, Managua Nicaragua
Website
www.asamblea.gob.ni

The National Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of Nicaragua founded in 1986 to replace the bicameral National Congress of Nicaragua, which consisted of two chambers.

Composition

The Nicaraguan legislature is a unicameral body. It is made up of 92 deputies, 90 of whom are elected by popular vote on a proportional representation basis from party lists: 20 nationally, and 70 representing the country's departments and autonomous regions. In addition, the President of the Republic who served the immediately previous presidential term is entitled to sit in the Assembly as a deputy, as is the runner-up in the most recent presidential election. The President and the National Assembly serve concurrent five-year terms.

To be eligible for election to the Assembly, candidates must be (Art. 134, Constitution):

The following are disqualified from serving in the Assembly:

Four months before the Nicaraguan general election, 2016, the Nicaraguan Supreme Court removed PLI leader Eduardo Montealegre, decreeing that Pedro Reyes was the new leader of the PLI. After PLI and allied Sandinista Renovation Movement deputies objected, Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council ordered them removed from the National Assembly and empowered Reyes to select their replacements.[1]

Election results

Main article: 2016 Nicaraguan general election

Deputies as of June 21, 2021:[2]

Parliamentary groups

The deputies are organized in Parliamentary Groups (bancadas). The current number of deputies of the parliamentary political parties is:

See also

Notes

  1. ^ 90 of whom are elected by popular vote on a proportional representation basis from party lists: 20 nationally, and 70 representing the country's departments and autonomous regions.

References

  1. ^ "Nicaragua electoral authority unseats opposition lawmakers". Washington Post. 31 July 2016. Archived from the original on 31 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Diputados Asamblea Nacional". legislacion.asamblea.gob.ni. Archived from the original on 22 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.