List of political parties in Nicaragua

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This article lists political parties in Nicaragua.

Political culture[edit]

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[edit]

Major parties[edit]

Three 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 conservatism 2
Independent Liberal Party
Partido Liberal Independiente
PLI Conservative liberalism 26

Other parties[edit]

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Defunct parties or parties with no legal status[edit]

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Regional Parties[edit]

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Popular subscription associations[edit]

See also[edit]