National Assembly of the Republic of Panama

Asamblea Nacional de la República de Panamá
Type
Type
History
Founded1906[1]
Leadership
Jaime Vargas, Circuit 5-2 (PRD)
since 1 July 2023
First vice president
Ricardo Torres, Circuit 9-4 (PRD)
since 1 July 2023
Second vice president
Corina Cano, Circuit 8-7 (MOLIRENA)
since 1 July 2023
Structure
Seats71 members
Political groups
Government (40)
  •   Democratic Revolutionary Party (35)
  •   Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement (5)

Opposition (26)

Independent bloc (5)

Length of term
5 years[2]
Elections
First-past-the-post voting in outlying rural districts and party-list proportional representation in cities
Last election
May 5, 2019
Next election
May 5, 2024
Meeting place
Justo Arosemena Palace, Panama City
Website
www.asamblea.gob.pa

The National Assembly of Panama (Spanish: Asamblea Nacional de Panamá), formerly the Legislative Assembly of Panama (Asamblea Legislativa de Panamá), is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Panama.

It is a unicameral legislature, currently made up of 71 members, who serve five-year terms. Legislators from outlying rural districts are chosen by a first past the post method, while districts located in more populous towns and cities elect multiple legislators by means of a proportion-based formula. Panama's legislative elections are held simultaneous with its presidential and local elections.

Panama also returns a delegation of 20 deputies to the supranational Central American Parliament.

Latest election

Main article: 2019 Panamanian general election

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Revolutionary Party 542,105 29.99 35 +9
Democratic Change 405,798 22.45 18 –6
Panameñista Party 312,635 17.30 8 –8
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement 92,340 5.11 5 +3
People's Party 65,028 3.60 0 –1
Alliance Party 43,670 2.42 0 –1
Broad Front for Democracy 22,711 1.26 0 0
Independents 323,153 17.88 5 +4
Invalid/blank votes 142,663
Total 1,950,103 100 71 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Election Tribunal, psephos

See also

References

  1. ^ "Historia | Asamblea Nacional de Panamá".
  2. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: PANAMA (Asamblea Nacional), General information".