It is a unicameral legislature, currently made up of 78 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 also returns a delegation of 20 deputies to the supranational Central American Parliament.
The following table shows the composition of the Legislative Assembly at the start of the two most recent periods.
|Arnulfista Party (PA)|| || |
|Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD)|| || |
|Christian Democratic Party (PDC)|| || |
|Solidarity Party (PS)|| || |
|Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement (MOLIRENA)|| || |
|National Liberal Party (PLN)|| || |
|Democratic Change (CD)|| || |
|Civic Renewal Party (PRC)|| || |
|National Renovation Movement (MORENA)|| || |
|People's Party (Panama)|| || |
|disputed/undecided|| || |
|Total|| || |