ElectionGudie

April 2, 2017 Confirmed

Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador

Election for President

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Republic of Ecuador: Presidential Election Second Round, 2 April 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.
  • The second round is a runoff between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first round.

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.
  • The first round of the 2017 election was held on 29 February 2017. Lenin MORENO of the Allianza Pais received 39.36% of the vote. His nearest rival, Guillermo LASSO of CREO received 28%. A second round was declared because no candidate received 40% of the total vote.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Lenin MORENO
    • Party: Country Alliance / Allianza Pais
  • Guillermo LASSO
    • Party: Creating Opportunities (CREO) / Creando Oportunidades

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,080,778 (July 2016)
  • Registered Voters: 12,816,698 (February 2017)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 8,092,372 (July 2016)
  • 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: No
  • 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[2]
 
[1] Ecuador requires alternating gender of candidates on candidate lists in legislative elections.
[2] Calculated using the WHO estimate of 15%.