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National Assembly of the Republic of Panama

Asamblea Nacional de la República de Panamá
Dana Castañeda (RM)
since 1 July 2024
First vice president
Didiano Pinilla (CD)
since 1 July 2024
Second vice president
Jamis Acosta (RM)
since 1 July 2024
General secretary
Carlos Alvarado (PRD)
since 1 July 2024
Seats71 members
Political groups
Government (15)
  •   Realizing Goals (13)
  •   Alliance Party (2)

Opposition (35)

Independent bloc (20)

In dispute (1)

Length of term
5 years[2]
First-past-the-post voting in outlying rural districts and party-list proportional representation in cities
Last election
5 May 2024
Next election
6 May 2029
Meeting place
Justo Arosemena Palace, Panama City

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: 2024 Panamanian general election

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Realizing Goals 778,772 34.23 14 +14
Another Way Movement 559,432 24.59 3 +3
People's Party 364,576 16.03 2 +2
Democratic Change 258,818 11.38 8 -10
Independents 150,338 6.61 20 +15
Democratic Revolutionary Party 133,791 5.88 13 -22
Invalid/blank votes 57,645
Total 2,245,741 100 71 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Election Tribunal, psephos

See also


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