ElectionGudie

Feb. 4, 2018 Confirmed

10,519,229
Voted
Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador

Referendum

Results

Cast Votes:10,519,229
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Provisions

Do you agree with the amendment of the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador, so that all persons convicted of acts of corruption are sanctioned with a life-time ban on participation in the political life of the country, and with the loss of their property?

Yes7,036,604

73.71

No2,509,773

26.29

Do you agree to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador to restructure the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control, as well as to terminate the constitutional term of its current members, and that the Council that transitorily assumes its functions has the power to evaluate the performance of the authorities whose designation corresponds to him, being able, if the case, to anticipate the termination of his periods?

Yes6,115,590

64.20

No3,410,298

35.80

To guarantee the principle of alternation, you agree to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador so that all elected authorities can be re-elected once for the same office, recovering the mandate of the Constitution of Montecristi and nullifying the indefinite re-election approved by amendment by the National Assembly on December 3, 2015?

Yes5,983,061

63.08

No3,501,797

36.92

Do you agree to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador so that they never prescribe sexual crimes against children and adolescents?

Yes6,959,575

73.53

No2,505,705

26.47

Do you agree to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador so that metallic mining in all its stages, in protected areas, intangible zones and urban centers, is banned without exception?

Yes6,486,181

68.62

No2,966,583

31.38

Do you agree with the repeal of the Organic Law to Prevent Speculation on the Value of Land and Taxation, known as the "Capital Gains Law"?

Yes5,966,923

63.10

No3,489,513

36.90

Do you agree to increase the intangible zone by at least 50,000 hectares and reduce the area of ​​oil exploitation authorized by the National Assembly in the Yasuní National Park from 1,030 hectares to 300 hectares?

Yes6,337,768

67.31

No3,077,785

32.69

More Info:

Ecuador: Referendum, 4 February 2018

At stake in this referendum:

  • This referendum will determine whether voters support proposed changes to the constitution.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rafael CORREA Delgado
  • Head of Government: President Rafael CORREA Delgado
  • Assembly: Ecuador has a unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) with 137 seats.

Electoral requirements:

  • Referenda may be introduced by 1) citizens by collecting a specified number of signatures or 2) the President. Constitutional amendment proposals require signatures representing 8% of those registered to vote while referendums introduced by citizens on other matters require signatures representing 5% of the electorate. The President may advise the National Elections Commission (CNE) to convene a referendum on any matter.
  • Once the allotted signatures are reached or the President requests a referendum, the language of the proposed question must found to be constitutional by the Constitutional Court. It is then sent to the CNE after which the CNE has 15 days to call for a referendum to take place within the next 60 days.
  • The referendum is passed by an absolute majority of valid votes.

About the referendum:

  • This referendum includes seven proposed reforms, including:
    • Anyone convicted of corruption cannot participate in politics
    • One-year term limits for all nationally elected politicians (abolishing indefinite reelections)

Main provisions in the referendum:

  • "Do you agree with the amendment of the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador, so that all persons convicted of acts of corruption are sanctioned with a life-time ban on participation in the political life of the country, and with the loss of their property?"
  • "To guarantee the principle of alternation, do you agree to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador so that all elected authorities can be re-elected once for the same office, recovering the mandate of the Constitution of Montecristi and nullifying the indefinite re-election approved by amendment by the National Assembly on December 3, 2015?"

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,552,199 (January 2017-UNDP)
  • Registered Voters: 13,026,598 (2018)

Gender data:

  • Female Population: 8,264,533 (January 2017-UNDP)
  • 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: 53 (following the 2013 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: 2,380,259 (est.)