See also special areas
At a glance
Structure of Parliament: Unicameral
Are there legislated quotas...
- Yes for the Single/Lower House?
- No at the Sub-national level?
Are there voluntary quotas...
- No adopted by political parties?
Is there additional information?Yes
(Republic of Panama)
Asamblea Nacional / National Assembly
|Electoral system:||PR and FPTP|
|Quota type:||Legislated Candidate Quotas|
IDEA Voter Turnout
Legislated Candidate Quotas
|Electoral law||According to article 239 of the Electoral Code of Panama (amended by Law 54, 2012, Article 6), nomination lists of political parties presented for primaries and internal elections should include 50% women. These lists should be certified by a representative of the women’s secretariats in political parties. If the level of women’s participation is less than the standard provided by this article, and this is attested by the women’s secretariat, the party can fill the vacant candidacies with male candidates.|
|Legal sanctions for non-compliance:||No||None|
|Rank order/placement rules:||No||None|
Last updated 2015-01-23