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Asamblea legislativa (Legislative Assembly)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Asamblea legislativa / Legislative Assembly
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Electoral Law 14 December 1992
Last amendment: 4 December 2014
Mode of designation directly elected 84
Constituencies - 14 multi-member constituencies (3 to 24 seats) corresponding to the country's departments
Voting system Proportional: Voters may vote for:
- a party or coalition (with the additional possibility of indicating their preference for one or more candidates);
- individual candidates from a party or coalition (without voting for the whole party or coalition);
- individual candidates from different parties in their district.

Vacancies arising between general elections are filled by substitutes elected at the same time as titular Deputies.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Salvadoran citizenship
- possession of civil and political rights
Eligibility - qualified electors
- age: 25 years
- Salvadoran citizenship by birth
- well-known integrity and education
- ineligibilities: loss of rights of citizenship during the five years preceding the elections, handling or administration of public funds (until their accounts have been audited), government contractors, certain relatives of the President of the Republic, delinquent debtors to the public or municipal treasuries, members of the armed forces and the clergy
Incompatibilities - President of the Republic
- minister of Government
- under-Secretary of State
- magistrate of the Supreme Court of Justice
- official of an electoral agency
Candidacy requirements - submission by political parties

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