ElectionGudie

April 15, 2007 Held

6,578,224
Voted
Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador

Referendum

Results

-0%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:6,578,224
Valid Votes:-1
Invalid Votes:-1

Provisions

This referendum asks voters: <br> "Do you agree with the call and establishment of a National Constituent Assembly to draw up a new Constitution?"

No814,323

12.40

Yes5,354,595

81.70

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Establishment of a National Constitutional Assembly with full powers to rewrite he country's constitution

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rafael CORREA *
  • Head of Government: President Rafael CORREA
  • Assembly: Ecuador has a unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) with 100 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Establishment of a National Constitutional Assembly with full powers to rewrite he country's constitution This referendum asks voters:
    "Do you agree with the call and establishment of a National Constituent Assembly to draw up a new Constitution?"
    "¿Aprueba usted que se convoque e instale una Asamblea Constituyente con plenos poderes, de conformidad con el estatuto electoral que se adjunta, para que transforme el marco institucional del Estado y elabore una nueva Constitución?"

Electoral Requirements

  • An absolute majority is needed in order for the referendum to pass.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 14,205,479 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 9,165,125 (October 2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,094,101 (2007)

·         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: 25 (following the 2006 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: 2,130,821 (est.)