ElectionGudie

Oct. 20, 2002 Held

5,128,158
Voted
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Republic of Ecuador

Election for President (President)

Results

54%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,128,158
Valid Votes:4,427,649
Invalid Votes:465,109

Candidates:

Lucio Edwin GUTIERREZ Borbua899,492

20.32

Alvaro Fernando NOBOA Ponton770,270

17.40

Leon ROLDOS Aguilera685,508

15.48

Rodrigo Borja CEVALLOS622,232

14.05

Antonio Xavier NEIRA Menendez541,408

12.23

Jacobo BUCARAM Ortiz525,539

11.87

Jacinto VELAZQUEZ Herrera165,811

3.74

Ivonne Leyla Juez ABUCHAKRA78,434

1.77

Cesar Augosto Alarcon COSTTA53,342

1.20

Osvaldo HURTADO Larrea47,621

1.08

Carlos Antonio VARGAS Guatatuca36,992

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ecuador

Description of government structure:

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

* President NOBOA Bejarano replaced Jamil MAHAUD following a coup in January 2000.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National Congress (Congreso Nacional) 100 members are appointed through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Each of the country's 22 provinces returns a minimum of two deputies plus one additional seat for every 200,000 inhabitants.

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Lucio Edwin GUTIERREZ Borbua*
    • Party: Popular Socialist Party/Multinational Pachakutik United Movement (SPS/MUPP-NP)
  • Alvaro Fernando NOBOA Ponton*
    • Party: New Party for National Action (PRIAN)
  • Leon ROLDOS Aguilera
    • Party: Socialist Party (PS)
  • Rodrigo Borja CEVALLOS
    • Party: Democratic Left (ID)
  • Antonio Xavier NEIRA Menendez
    • Party: Social Christian Party (PSC)
  • Jacobo BUCARAM Ortiz
    • Party: Ecuadorian Rolosist Party (PRE)
  • Jacinto VELAZQUEZ Herrera
    • Party: Movimiento Transformación Social Independiente (TSI)
  • Ivonne Leyla Juez ABUCHAKRA
    • Party: Ecuadorian Liberal Radical Party (PLRE)
  • Cesar Augosto Alarcon COSTTA
    • Party: Liberal Party (PL)
  • Osvaldo HURTADO Larrea
    • Party: Patriotic Solidarity Movement (MPS)
  • Carlos Antonio VARGAS Guatatuca
    • Party: Indigeneous Movement Amauta Jatari (MIAJ)

* GUTIERREZ and NOBOA advanced to the second election round.

Last Presidential election:

  • Last presidential election held: July 12, 1998 (second round). Jamil MAHUAD was elected with 51.3% of votes over Alvaro Fernando Noboa Pontón with 48.7 % of the votes.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 13,072,056 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 8,154,425 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 6,521,540 (2002)

·         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: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 16 (following the 2002 elections)

·         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: 3 April 2008

·         Population with a disability: 1,960,808 (est.)