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The National Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of Nicaragua.



The Nicaraguan legislature is a unicameral body. It is made up of 92 deputies, 90 of whom are elected by popular vote on a proportional representation basis from party lists: 20 nationally, and 70 representing the country's departments and autonomous regions. In addition, the President of the Republic who served the immediately previous presidential term is entitled to sit in the Assembly as a deputy, as is the runner-up in the most recent presidential election. The President and the National Assembly serve concurrent five-year terms.

To be eligible for election to the Assembly, candidates must be (Art. 134, Constitution):

  • Nicaraguan nationals. If they have held any other nationality, it must have been renounced at least four years prior to the election.
  • In full enjoyment of their political and civic rights.
  • At least 21 years old.
  • Residents of the country for at least four years prior to the election (exemptions are granted to members of the diplomatic corps and employees of international organisations, and to those recently returned from studying abroad).
  • Born in the department or autonomous region they hope to represent, or having resided there for at least two years prior to the election.

The following are disqualified from serving in the Assembly:

  • Ministers, vice-ministers, and other members of the cabinet, magistrates and judges, and mayors, unless they resign from those positions at least 12 months prior to the election.
  • Ministers of any church or religious organisation, unless they have relinquished their ministry at least 12 months in advance of the election.

Election results

e • d  Summary of the 5 November 2006 Nicaragua National Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional) 840,851 37,59 38
Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance (Alianza Liberal Nicaragüense ) 597,709 26,72 23
Constitutionalist Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Constitucionalista) 592,118 26.47 25
Sandinista Renovation Movement (Movimiento de Renovación Sandinista) 194,416 8.69 5
Alternative for Change (Alternativa por el Cambio) 12,053 0.54 -
Total (turnout  %) 100.0 92
Source: Elecciones 2006 , 91.6 % counted (?). The seats are from IFES

Parliamentary groups

The deputies are organized in four Parliamentary Groups (bancadas).

In addition, four deputies (two from ALN and two from the MRS) declares themselves as independent and do not belong to any Parliamentary Group.

Other parliamentary bodies

Nicaragua also returns deputies to the supranational Central American Parliament.

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