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Ecuador

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National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
19.02.2017
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
14.05.2017
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
28.02.2021
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
137
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
450
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
70

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The ruling Alianza Pais coalition (AP) retained the majority but its share of seats fell from 100 to 74 in the 137-member National Assembly. The AP comprises outgoing President Rafael Correa's Movement for a Proud and Sovereign Fatherland (PAIS) and its allies. The Creating Opportunities Movement (CREO), which formed an alliance with the Society United for More Action (SUMA), tripled their combined share of seats to 34. The elections saw a high turnover: only 31 members of the outgoing legislature were returned to parliament. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on policies related to health care, education, job creation, social security, tourism and tax reforms. No candidate was elected in the first round of the presidential elections, which were held in parallel with the parliamentary polls (see note 1). In the run-off elections on 2 April between former vice president, Mr. Lenín Moreno (PAIS), and former economy minister, Mr. Guillermo Lasso (CREO), Mr. Moreno was elected with 51.16% of the vote. He will succeed Mr. Correa, who has been in power since 2007 (see note 2). Note 1: To avoid a runoff election, presidential candidates need to obtain 40 percent of the vote and hold at least a 10 percent advantage over the nearest rival. Note 2: In December 2015, the National Assembly approved a constitutional amendment allowing the president and other officials to be re-elected for an indefinite number of terms. However, the amendment only comes into force in 2021. Thus, Mr. Correa could not seek a new term in 2017.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
11
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
15.71%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
54.01%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Alianza Pais (AP) (coalition)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Alianza Pais (AP) 74
Creating Opportunities (CREO) - Society United for More Action (SUMA) 28
Social Christian Party (PSC) 15
Creating Opportunities Movement (CREO) 4
Pachakutik 4
Local Movement 3
Democratic Left (ID) 3
Society United for More Action (SUMA) 2
Party of the Patriotic Society (PSP) 2
Pachakutik - Democratic Left (ID) 1
Fuerza Ecuador (FE) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
85
Number of women elected
52
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
37.96%
Other notes
Number of parties winning seats: 11, including two coalitions Date of the first session of the new parliament: 14 May 2017, in accordance with article 123 of the Constitution
Sources
National Assembly (08.03.2017, 09.03.2017) Consejo Nacional Electoral de Ecuador The Washington Post
Women Directly Elected
52

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
85
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
52
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
14.05.2017
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
José Serrano Salgado (Male)
Political party
Alianza Pais (AP)
Date of election
14.05.2017