ElectionGudie

Sept. 28, 2008 Held

7,386,592
Voted
Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador

Referendum

Results

70%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,386,592
Valid Votes:6,797,873
Invalid Votes:588,755

Provisions

This referendum asks voters to respond either "yes" or "no" to the following question: "Do you approve of the text of the new Political Constitution of the Republic as elaborated by the Constituent Assembly?"

No2,075,764

30.54

Yes4,722,073

69.46

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Ratification of a new draft constitution

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rafael CORREA *
  • Head of Government: President Rafael CORREA
  • Assembly: Ecuador has a unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) with 100 seats.

* 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.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Ratification of new draft constitution* This referendum asks voters to respond either "yes" or "no" to the following question: "Do you approve of the text of the new Political Constitution of the Republic as elaborated by the Constituent Assembly?"

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 14,447,600 (2008)
  • Registered voters: 9,754,883 (2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,216,390 (2008)

·         Is Ecuador a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Ecuador ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 November 1981)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 25 (following the 2006 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 88 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Ecuador a signatory to CRPD: Yes 30 March 2007

·         Has Ecuador ratified CRPD: 3 April 2008

·         Population with a disability: 2,167,140 (est.)