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Feb. 4, 2024 Held

El Salvador

Republic of El Salvador

Election for Asamblea Legislativa (Salvadoran Legislative Assembly)

Results

Results Notes

Results source: Tribunal Supremo Electoral


Election Results Modified: Feb 20, 2024

General Information

 At Stake in this Election:

  • All 60 seats of the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly

The presidential election will occur concurrently.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nayib BUKELE (since 1 June 2019)
    • Claudia Juan RODRÍGUEZ de Guevara has served as acting president since 1 December 2023 while BUKELE participates in the presidential election cycle.
  • Head of Government: President Nayib BUKELE (since 1 June 2019)
  • Assembly: unicameral Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) with 60 seats

Electoral System:

  • The President is directly elected (along with the Vice-President) by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. The President may serve one 5-year term.
  • In the Legislative Assembly, all 60 members are directly elected via open-list proportional representation vote from multi-seat constituencies. All members serve 3-year terms

Last Election:

In the 2021 legislative election, the New Ideas party won a majority with 46 seats. Eight other parties also won seats, and voter turnout was 48.56%.

New/Unique in this Election:

In June 2023, the Legislative Assembly passed a law reducing its own size from 84 seats to 60 seats.

Key Deadlines:

  • Candidate filing deadline: 26 October 2023
  • Voter registration deadline: 6 October 2023

Main Parties in this Election:

  • New Ideas / Nuevas Ideas (N)
    • Leader: Xavier Zablah BUKELE
    • Seats won in last election: 46 out of 84
  • Great Alliance for National Unity / Gran Alianza por la Unidad Nacional (GANA)
    • Leader: Nelson GUARDADO
    • Seats won in last election: 10 out of 84
  • Nationalist Republican Alliance / Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (ARENA)
    • Leader: Carlos SAADE
    • Seats won in last election: 9 out of 84
  • Farabundo Martí Front for National Liberation / Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN)
    • Leader: Óscar ORTIZ
    • Seats won in last election: 4 out of 84
  • National Coalition Party / Partido de Concertación Nacional (PCN)
    • Leader: Manuel RODRÍGUEZ
    • Seats won in last election: 1 out of 84
  • Our Time / Nuestro Tiempo (NT)
    • Leader: Andy FAILER
    • Seats won in last election: 1 out of 84
  • Democratic Christian Party / Partido Demócrata Cristiano (PDC)
    • Leader: Reynaldo CARBALLO
    • Seats won in last election: 1 out of 84
  • Democratic Change / Cambio Democratico (CD)
    • Leader: Javier MILIÁN
    • Seats won in last election: 0 out of 84
  • Solidarity Force / Fuerza Solidaria (FS)
    • Leader: Rigoberto SOTO
    • Seats won in last election: 0 out of 84
  • VAMOS
    • Leader: Cesia RIVAS
    • Seats won in last election: 0 out of 84
  • PDC – PCN Coalition / Coalición PDC – PCN
    • Seats won in last election: 0 out of 84

Population and Registered Voters:

Gender Data:

Disability Data:

  • CRPD Status: Signed 30 March 2007, Ratified 14 December 2007
  • Projected population with a disability: 1,013,822 (2022 est.)

IFES Resources:

  • Does IFES have a presence in El Salvador: Yes, country office  
  • Election Access: Yes
  • Election Judgements: Yes, 2 judgements and 6 resources
Election Modified: Feb 08, 2024

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