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Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador

15,654,411 20

Population (as of May 19, 2015)

Elections in our database

70.43%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
National Congress Congreso Nacional Assembly
President President Head of Government
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rafael CORREA Delgado
  • Head of Government: President Rafael CORREA Delgado
  • Assembly: Ecuador has a unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) with 124 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year term.*
  • In the National Congress (Congreso Nacional), 15 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms, 116 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 6 members are elected by majority vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.***

* The President is elected by majority vote to serve a 4-year term. Presidential elections take place under a two-round majority run-off system. In order to win in the first round, a candidate must garner at least 40% of the vote and have a 10 point advantage over the closest rival.

*** The six seats are reserved to representatives for Ecuadorians living abroad and are elected in three multi-member constituencies. The multi-member districts were redrawn in 2012 to allow more proportional representation across the country.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1998-05-31 4,537,822 7,072,496 64.16%
National Congress 1998-05-31 4,537,822 7,072,496 64.16%
President 1998-07-12 4,960,075 7,072,496 70.13%
National Congress 2002-10-20 5,178,885 8,154,425 63.51%
President 2002-10-20 5,128,158 8,154,125 62.89%
President 2002-11-24 5,807,109 8,154,125 71.22%
National Congress 2006-10-15 5,354,906 9,020,773 59.36%
President 2006-10-15 6,617,167 9,165,125 72.2%
President 2006-11-26 6,966,145 9,165,125 76.01%
Referendum 2007-04-15 6,578,224 9,165,125 71.77%
National Congress 2007-09-30 5,134,289 9,188,787 55.88%
Referendum 2008-09-28 7,386,592 9,754,883 75.72%
National Congress 2009-04-26 7,975,133 10,532,234 75.72%
President 2009-04-26 7,928,748 10,523,234 75.35%
Referendum 2011-05-07 8,634,376 11,158,419 77.38%
President 2013-02-17 9,467,062 11,675,441 81.09%
National Congress 2013-02-17 9,436,383 11,675,441 80.82%
National Congress 2017-02-19 - - -
President 2017-02-19 - - -
President 2017-04-02 - - -

Voter Turnout