List of political parties in Nicaragua

This article lists political parties in Nicaragua.

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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

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

Name Ideology Deputies
Sandinista National Liberation Front
Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
FSLN Sandinismo 71
Constitutionalist Liberal Party
Partido Liberal Constitucionalista
PLC Conservatism 14
Independent Liberal Party
Partido Liberal Independiente
PLI Conservative liberalism 2
Conservative Party
Partido Conservador
PC Christian democracy 1
Alliance for the Republic
Alianza por la República
APRE Liberal conservativism 1
YATAMA Indigenous rights 1

Other parties

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Defunct parties or parties with no legal status

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Regional Parties

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