The National Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Nacional), formerly the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa), is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Panama.
It is a unicameral legislature, currently made up of 71 members, who serve five-year terms. Legislators from outlying rural districts are chosen on a plurality basis, while districts located in more populous towns and cities elect multiple legislators by means of a proportion-based formula. Panama's legislative elections are held simultaneous with its presidential elections.
Panama also returns a delegation of 20 deputies to the supranational Central American Parliament.
Summary of the 3 May 2009 Panamanian National Assembly election results
|One Country for All
||Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD)
|People's Party (PP)
|Liberal Party (PL)
|Alliance for Change
||Democratic Change (CD)
|Panameñista Party (PAN)
|Patriotic Union (UP)
|Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement (MOLIRENA)
|Fatherland's Moral Vanguard Party (VMP)
|Valid votes (turnout 70.05%)
|Source: Tribunal Electoral
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