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List of political parties in Nicaragua


List of political parties in Nicaragua

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This article lists political parties in Nicaragua.


  • Political culture 1
  • The parties 2
    • Major parties 2.1
    • Other parties 2.2
    • Defunct parties or parties with no legal status 2.3
    • Regional Parties 2.4
    • Historical 2.5
    • Popular subscription associations 2.6
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Political culture

Historically, Nicaragua had a two-party system, with varying two dominant political parties. The 2006 general election could have marked the end of the bipartite scheme, as the anti-Sandinista forces split into two major political alliances: the Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance (ALN) and the Constitutionalist Liberal Party (PLC).

The parties

Major parties

Four parties and alliances currently hold seats in the National Assembly:

Name Ideology Deputies
Sandinista National Liberation Front
Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
FSLN Socialism 63
Constitutionalist Liberal Party
Partido Liberal Constitucionalista
PLC Liberal conservatism 2
Independent Liberal Party
Partido Liberal Independiente
PLI Conservative liberalism 26

Other parties

a = active

Defunct parties or parties with no legal status

a = active

Regional Parties

a = active


Popular subscription associations

See also


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