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Government, Legislature

presidential vetoes, state of siege, simple majority, single party, Supreme Court judges

Nicaragua has a 92-member unicameral legislature known as the National Assembly. Deputies serve five years and are elected through a complex formula, both by districts and on a national basis. No single party has had a majority since 1990. The assembly’s powers were greatly expanded by the 1995 constitutional reforms. It enacts laws, approves the budget, elects Supreme Court judges, ratifies treaties, approves or rejects presidential declarations of a state of siege, and may override presidential vetoes with a simple majority.



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