ElectionGudie

April 26, 2009 Held

7,975,133
Voted
Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador

Election for Congreso Nacional (Ecuadorian National Congress)

Results

55%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,975,133
Valid Votes:5,838,845
Invalid Votes:2,136,288

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

PAIS Alliance (Proud and Sovereign Fatherland) 59 - 1,662,597

28.47%

January 21 Patriotic Society Party 19 - 539,092

9.23%

National Action Institutional Renewal Party 7 - 209,705

3.59%

Ethics and Democracy Network 2 - 67,917

1.16%

Fertile Earth Movement - - 32,041

0.55%

Thousand Victory Movement - - 12,406

0.21%

Social Integration Movement - - 12,065

0.21%

Just and Solidarity Movement - - 9,637

0.17%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 124 seats in the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional)

Description of government structure:

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

* The President is elected by majority vote to serve a 4-year term. Presidential elections take place under a two-round majority runoff 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.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) 124 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 14,573,101 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 10,523,234 (April 2009 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,339,478 (2009)

·         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: 40 (following the 2009 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: 2,185,965 (est.)