Nicaragua

National Assembly

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly)
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1965 to 1979
from 1981
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the National Assembly
Speaker
Gustavo Porras Cortés (Male)
Year of birth
1954
Term
09.01.2017
Additional information
Elected on 9 Jan. 2017, re-elected on 9 Jan. 2019, on 9 Jan. 2021 and on 9 Jan. 2022.
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Executive Secretary (Secretario Ejecutivo)
Secretary General
Zeydi Cristina Zelaya Delgado (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 7 Sep. 2018.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
91
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
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Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
90
Other members For example, ex-officio members of parliament, such as Cabinet members, members of the royal family, Attorney General, Speaker if appointed from outside parliament.
1
Note on the statutory number of members
Other: the runner-up in the presidential election.

In accordance with Article 133 of the Constitution, the National Assembly may comprise up to 92 members: 90 directly elected members and 2 other members: (1) The outgoing President and Vice President of the Republic, who alternate as members of the National Assembly; and (2) the runner-up in the most recent presidential election and their running mate, who also alternate their membership.
The current legislature, elected in 2021, includes only the runner-up in the presidential election and their running mate. They alternate as members, meaning that there are 91 members in all.
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Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
91
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
44
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
47
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
51.65% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
91 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands)
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
59.66
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Yitsy Hernández Talavera (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Gladis de los Angeles Báez (Female)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 5 8 5 27 32 14 0 0
Total <= 45: 13 Total >= 46: 78
Male 0 0 0 6 0 11 19 9 0 0 45
Female 0 0 5 2 5 16 13 5 0 0 46
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger5.49%0%5.49%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger14.29%6.59%7.69%
Members for whom data is available
91 See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.