El Salvador

Legislative Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections


Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal


Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
Ten parties and one coalition.


About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Nayib Bukele’s New Ideas party won 90% of the 60 seats in the Legislative Assembly (see note 1). The National Republican Alliance (ARENA) and the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), which had alternately governed the country one after the other until 2021, came a distant second and third. In the presidential elections held in parallel with the parliamentary polls, Mr. Bukele was re-elected with over 80% of the votes (see note 2).

President Bukele, who was elected in 2021 promising to tackle rampant gang violence, imposed a state of emergency in March 2022 and cracked down on gangs. That has significantly reduced homicide rates in El Salvador, a country of 6.3 million inhabitants, which was one of the world's most dangerous places. Human rights organizations criticized the crackdown, stating that thousands of detainees are innocent, and have no connection to criminal organizations.

Note 1:
In accordance with Decree No. 755, adopted by the Legislative Assembly in June 2023, the statutory number of members has decreased from 84 to 60. The new statutory number was applied for the first time at the 2024 elections.

Note 2:
The Constitution prohibits consecutive terms for the presidency. In September 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that an incumbent president would be able to run again for the presidency if he/she left their post six months prior to the start of the new presidential term. In September 2022, President Bukele announced that he would seek a second term in 2024.
On 28 October 2023, President Bukele registered his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election. He proposed Ms. Claudia Juana Rodríguez de Guevara, his private secretary, as interim president. She became the first woman in El Salvador to assume the presidency. Her term lasts until 31 May 2024. On 30 November 2023, the Legislative Assembly granted President Bukele a leave of absence.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
New Ideas (N) 54
National Coalition Party (PCN) 2
National Republican Alliance (ARENA) 2
Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 1
Vamos 1