Nov. 24, 2002 Held


Republic of Ecuador

Election for Ecuadorian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:5,807,109
Valid Votes:5,116,097
Invalid Votes:640,074

Vote Share by Candidate:

Lucio Edwin GUTIERREZ Borbua2,803,243


Alvaro Fernando NOBOA Ponton2,312,854

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

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 Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Lucio Edwin GUTIERREZ Borbua
    • Party: Popular Socialist Party/Multinational Pachakutik United Movement
  • Alvaro Fernando NOBOA Ponton
    • Party: New Party for National Action

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. The First Round of this presidential election was held on October 20, 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 13,072,056 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 8,154,125 (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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 16 (following the 2002 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: 1,960,808 (est.)


Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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