National Assembly

Electoral system

Rules concerning the right to vote and to stand for election, and details of the electoral system for directly-elected chambers.

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?
Not applicable. Members of this parliament/chamber are not directly elected.
Compulsory voting Voting is compulsory in some countries. People who do not vote without reasonable justification may face sanctions.
Yes, only for certain people
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Voting is compulsory for Ecuadorians between 18 and 65 years of age. Those who do not turn out to vote may be stripped of their civil rights. Voting is optional for persons between 16 and 18 years of age or over 65, persons who live abroad, members of the Armed Forces and National Police Force, and persons with disabilities. C.f. Constitution, art. 62.

Electoral system for directly elected chambers

Electoral system
Proportional representation
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Electoral system sub-categories
List Proportional Representation (List PR)
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