ElectionGudie

Sept. 30, 2007 Held

5,134,289
Voted
Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador

Election for Congreso Nacional (Ecuadorian National Congress)

Results

44%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,134,289
Valid Votes:4,039,393
Invalid Votes:1,094,896

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movimiento Alianza Pais 80 - 2,806,004

69.47%

Patriotic Society Party 19 - 294,240

7.28%

Institutional Renewal Party 8 - 267,605

6.62%

Others 1 - - 183,308

4.54%

Social Christian Party 5 - 156,840

3.88%

Ethics and Democracy Network 3 - 80,927

2.00%

Democratic People's Movement 4 - 68,060

1.68%

A New Option 2 - 45,127

1.12%

Ecuadorian Roldosist Party 1 - 32,332

0.80%

Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement - New Country 4 - 28,635

0.71%

Movement for National Honesty 1 - 28,198

0.70%

National Agreement - - 26,358

0.65%

Democratic Left Alliance 2 - 21,759

0.54%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 130 seats in the Constituent Assembly (Asamblea Constituyente)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rafael CORREA
  • Head of Government: President Rafael CORREA **
  • Assembly: Ecuador has a unicameral Constituent Assembly (Asamblea Constituyente) with 100 seats.

** The president is both chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Constituent Assembly (Asamblea Constituyente) 130 members are elected by party-list system with proportional distribution of seats to serve 4-year terms.***

*** In an April referendum, a 130-member Constituent Assembly was created to rewrite the constitution. Of the 130 members, 100 will be elected from provincial lists of candidates, 24 through national lists, and six by Ecuadorians living abroad.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Movimiento Alianza Pais / PAIS Alliance (MP)
    • Leader: Rafael Vicente CORREA Delgado
    • Seats won in this election: 80
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Patriotic Society Party / Partido Sociedad Patriotica 21 de Enero (PSP)
    • Leader: Lucio GUTIERREZ
    • Seats won in this election: 19
    • Seats won in last election: 24
  • Party: Institutional Renewal Party / Partido Renovador Institucional de Accion Nacional (PRIAN)
    • Leader: Alvaro NOBOA
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 28
  • Party: Social Christian Party / Partido Social Cristiano (PSC)
    • Leader: Leon FEBRES CORDERO
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: Ethics and Democracy Network / Red Etica y Democracia (RED)
    • Leader: Leon ROLDOS
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Democratic People's Movement / Movimiento Popular Democratico (MPD)
    • Leader: Gustavo TERAN Acosta
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: A New Option / Una Nueva Opcion
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Ecuadorian Roldosist Party / Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano (PRE)
    • Leader: Abdala BUCARAM Ortiz
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement - New Country / Movimiento Unidad Plurinacional Pachakutik (MUPP)*********
    • Leader: Gilberto TALAHUA
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: Movement for National Honesty / Movimiento Honradez Nacional
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: National Agreement / Acuerdo Nacional
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Democratic Left Alliance / (ID-MPC)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: Others*************
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0

********* Socialist Party - Broad Front (PS-FA) is allied with MUPP-NP
************* 14 other parties receiving less than 20,000 votes nationally

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 13,755,680 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 9,188,787 (June 2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,094,101 (2007)

·         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: Yes

·         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: 2,130,821 (est.)