Feb. 17, 2013 Held


Republic of Ecuador

Election for Ecuadorian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:9,467,062
Valid Votes:8,603,805
Invalid Votes:863,257

Vote Share by Candidate:

Rafeal Vicente CORREA Delgado4,918,482


Guillermo Alberto Santiago LASSO Mendoza1,951,102


Mauricio RODAS Espinel335,532


Alberto ACOSTA Espinosa280,539


Norman Stef WRAY Reyes112,525


Nelson Martín ZAVALA Avellán105,592

Election Results Modified: Jan 23, 2013

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ecuador

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.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote to serve a 4-year term. *
  • In the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional), 15 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms, 116 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 6 members are elected by majority vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.***

* 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 six seats are reserved to representatives for Ecuadorians living abroad and are elected in three multi-member constituencies. The single member districts were redrawn in 2012 to allow more proportional representation across the country.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 15,661,312 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 11,675,441 (February 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,829,381 (2013)

·         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: 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: 2,349,196 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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