ElectionGudie

Feb. 19, 2017 Confirmed

Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador

Election for President (President)

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Republic of Ecuador: Presidential Election, 19 February 2017

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of the Republic of Ecuador

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rafael CORREA Delgado (since 15 January 2007)
  • Head of Government: President Rafael CORREA Delgado (since 15 January 2007)
  • Assembly: Ecuador has a unicameral Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly) composed of 137 seats with members serving 4-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President of Ecuador is directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 4-year term, with eligibility for a second term.

Last Election:

  • The last presidential election was held on 17 February 2013. In this election, incumbent Rafael CORREA Delgado was reelected with 57.2% of the vote. He defeated Guillermo LASSO, Lucio GUTIERREZ, and Mauricio RODAS.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Lenin MORENO
    • Party: Country Alliance / Alianza Pais
  • Guillermo LASSO
    • Party: Creating Opportunities (CREO) / Creando Oportunidades
  • Cynthia VITERI
    • Party: Social Christian Party (PSC) / Partido Social Cristiano Ecuador
  • Paco MONCAYO
    • Party: National Agreement for Change / Izquierda Democratica
  • Dalo BUCARAM
    • Party: Force Ecuador / Fuerza Ecuador 
  • Washington PESANTEZ
    • Party: Ecuadorian Union Movement / Movimiento Unión Ecuatoriana
  • Patricio ZUQUILANDA
    • Party: Patriotic Society Party (PSP) / Partido Sociedad Patriotica
  • Ivan ESPINEL
    • Party: Social Commitment / Compromiso Social

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,080,778 (July 2016 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 11,675,441 (2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 8,092,372 (July 2016 est.)
  • Is Ecuador a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Ecuador ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 November 1981)
  • Gender Quota: Yes[1]
  • Female candidates in this election:
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 53 (38.69%)
  • Human Development Index Position: 88
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low

Disability Data:

  • Is Ecuador a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Ecuador ratified CRPD: Yes (3 April 2008)
  • Population with a disability: 2,412,116 (est.)

[1] Ecuador requires alternating gender of candidates on candidate lists.