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El Salvador

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Legislative 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 legislativa (Legislative Assembly)
Chamber name
Asamblea legislativa (Legislative Assembly)
Parliamentary term (years)
3

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1962-01 to 1979-01
from 1986-01
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.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Speaker
Norman Noel Quijano Gonzalez (Male)
Year of birth
1946
Term
01.05.2018 to 31.10.2019

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.
Secretary General (Gerente de Operaciones Legislativas)
Secretary general
Noel Orellana (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 Sep. 2014.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
84
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
84
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
84
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
26
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
30.95% 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.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
6,312
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
75,143 See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
32
Youngest member
René Gustavo Escalante Zelaya (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
José Rafael Machuca (Male)

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.
No
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Yes
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Political parties must include in their candidate lists for elections to the Legislative Assembly at least 30% women candidates.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
No