Republic of Ecuador: President, 2 April 2017
At stake in this election:
- The office of President of the Republic of Ecuador
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Rafael CORREA Delgado (since 15 January 2007)
- Head of Government: President Rafael CORREA Delgado (since 15 January 2007)
- Assembly: Ecuador has a unicameral Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly) composed of 137 seats with members serving 4-year terms.
Description of electoral system:
- The President of Ecuador is directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 4-year term, with eligibility for a second term.
- The second round is a runoff between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first round.
- The last presidential election was held on 17 February 2013. In this election, incumbent Rafael CORREA Delgado was reelected with 57.2% of the vote. He defeated Guillermo LASSO, Lucio GUTIERREZ, and Mauricio RODAS.
- The first round of the 2017 election was held on 29 February 2017. Lenin MORENO of the Allianza Pais received 39.36% of the vote. His nearest rival, Guillermo LASSO of CREO received 28%. A second round was declared because no candidate received 40% of the total vote.
Main candidates in the election:
- Lenin MORENO
- Party: Country Alliance / Allianza Pais
- Guillermo LASSO
- Party: Creating Opportunities (CREO) / Creando Oportunidades
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 16,080,778 (July 2016)
- Registered Voters: 12,816,698 (February 2017)
- Female Population: 8,092,372 (July 2016)
- 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 (38.69%)
- Human Development Index Position: 88
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low
- Is Ecuador a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
- Has Ecuador ratified CRPD: Yes (3 April 2008)
- Population with a disability: 2,412,116