ElectionGudie

Oct. 15, 2006 Held

6,617,167
Voted
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Republic of Ecuador

Election for President (President)

Results

60%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:6,617,167
Valid Votes:5,457,607
Invalid Votes:775,694

Candidates:

Rafael CORREA1,246,333

22.84

Gilmar GUTIÉRREZ950,895

17.42

León ROLDÓS809,754

14.84

Cynthia VITERI525,728

9.63

Other Candidates150,091

2.75

Luis MACAS119,577

2.19

Fernando ROSERO113,323

2.08

Marco Proaño MAYA77,655

1.42

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ecuador

Description of government structure:

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

* The President is elected by majority vote to serve a 4-year term. Presidential elections take place under a two-round majority run-off system. In order to win in the first round, a candidate must garner at least 40% of the vote and have a 10 point advantage over the closest rival.

** The president is both the chief of state and head of government. Alfredo PALACIO became President after former President Lucio GUTIERREZ was removed from office by Congress in April 2005.

Description of electoral system:

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

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Rafael CORREA
    Alliance: Country Alliance / Alianza PAIS