ElectionGudie

April 26, 2009 Held

7,928,748
Voted
Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador

Election for President

Results

66%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,928,748
Valid Votes:6,924,912
Invalid Votes:1,003,836

Candidates:

Rafael CORREA3,586,439

51.79

Lucio GUTIÉRREZ1,947,830

28.13

Alvaro NOBOA786,718

11.36

Martha BUCARAM298,765

4.31

Carlos SAGNAY108,079

1.56

Melba JACOME93,146

1.35

Diego DELGADO43,221

0

Carlos GONZALEZ33,714

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ecuador

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.

* While CORREA was only elected in 2007, Ecuadorian voters recently approved a new constitution, which requires elections to be held for all national offices under the new constitutional regime.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute 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 Candidates in the Presidential 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.)