ElectionGudie

Feb. 17, 2013 Held

9,467,062
Voted
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Republic of Ecuador

Election for President (President)

Results

74%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,467,062
Valid Votes:8,603,805
Invalid Votes:863,257

Candidates:

Rafeal Vicente CORREA Delgado4,918,482

57.17

Guillermo Alberto Santiago LASSO Mendoza1,951,102

22.68

Mauricio RODAS Espinel335,532

3.90

Alberto ACOSTA Espinosa280,539

3.26

Norman Stef WRAY Reyes112,525

1.31

Nelson Martín ZAVALA Avellán105,592

1.23

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ecuador

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rafael CORREA Delgado
  • Head of Government: President Rafael CORREA Delgado
  • Assembly: Ecuador has a unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) with 137 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote to serve a 4-year term. *
  • In the National Assembly (Asamblea 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 single member districts were redrawn in 2012 to allow more proportional representation across the country.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 15,223,680 (July 2012 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 11,675,441 (February 2013 )