El Salvador

Legislative Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
No information available
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
85
(2015-05 - 2015-12)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
67
(2015-05 - 2015-12)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
18
(2015-05 - 2015-12)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
79%
(2015-05 - 2015-12)
Dates of the previous legislature
14 May 2015 to 30 Apr 2018
(2024-02)

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources: Constitution, art. 135

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
No information available
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
The legislation is referred to the Constitutional/Supreme Court
Other

Notes: Laws are sent to the Constitutional Court/Supreme Court only in cases where there is doubt regarding the constitutionality of the law presented.

Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Parliament

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

No information available

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No