Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly election, 2007

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Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly election, 2007
Ecuador
2006 ←
3 September 2007 (2007-09-03)
→ 2009

All 130 seats in the Constituent Assembly
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Rafaelcorrea08122006.jpg Lucio Gutiérrez.jpg
Leader Rafael Correa Lucio Gutiérrez Álvaro Noboa
Party PAIS Alliance PSP PRIAN
Leader since 2006 2000 2002
Seats won 80 19 8
Popular vote 2,806,004 294,240 267,605
Percentage 69.47% 7.28% 6.62%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  León Febres Cordero.jpg
Leader León Febres Cordero Jorge Escala Martha Roldós
Party PSC MPD RED
Leader since 1984 2004 2007
Seats won 5 4 3
Popular vote 156,840 68,060 80,927
Percentage 3.88% 1.68% 2.00%

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Legislator before election

León Febres Cordero
PSC

Resulting Legislator

Alberto Acosta
PAIS Alliance

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On 30 September 2007 an election for a Constituent Assembly was held in Ecuador following the referendum on this issue successfully held on 15 April 2007. 130 delegates were elected: 24 members from national lists, 100 representing the provinces and six for emigrants living outside Ecuador.[1]

Due to the extraordinarly large number of candidates and lists (26 national lists, 428 provincial lists, 44 emigrant lists) the election was the most complex in Ecuador's history.[1] Although polls indicated that Correa's PAIS Alliance would win a plurality in the election, but not a majority,[2] PAIS won a landslide victory, winning at least 72 of the 130 seats, giving the party the power to dismiss Congress and make the substantial constitutional reforms for which Correa has been calling.[3] PAIS won all six foreign seats.[4]

The Constituent Assembly was to be set up on 31 October 2007, and from then it will have six months (with a possible extension of two months) to draft a new constitution, which will then have to be ratified in a referendum.[2] However, the installation of the Assembly was delayed to 29 November 2007[3] due to delays in the official proclamation of the final result.

Note that some of the provincial seats were won by coalitions of parties running separately on the national slate; due to different distributions of these joint Assembly members, reports on the number of seats won by each party may vary from source to source.


e • d Summary of the 30 September 2007 Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly national election results
Parties Votes
(national)
% Seats
National Provincial Abroad TOTAL
PAIS Alliance (Alianza PAIS) 2,806,004 69.47 15 59 6 80
January 21 Patriotic Society Party (Partido Sociedad Patriótica 21 de Enero) 294,240 7.28 2 17 19
Institutional Renewal Party of National Action (Partido Renovador Institucional de Acción Nacional) 267,605 6.62 2 6 8
Social Christian Party (Partido Social Cristiano) 156,840 3.88 1 4 5
Ethics and Democracy Network (Red Ética y Democracia) 80,927 2.00 1 2 3
Democratic People's Movement (Movimiento Popular Democrático) 68,060 1.68 1 3 4
A New Option (Una Nueva Opción) 45,127 1.12 1 1 2
Ecuadorian Roldosist Party (Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano) 32,332 0.80 1 1
PS-FAMUPP-NP Alliance (Alianza PS-FA–MUPP-NP) 28,635 0.71 4 4
Movement for National Honesty (Movimiento Honradez Nacional) 28,198 0.70 1 1
National Agreement (Acuerdo Nacional) 26,358 0.65
IDMPC Alliance (Alianza ID/MPC) 21,759 0.54 2 2
Freedom Party (Partido Libertad) 19,036 0.47
Ecuadorian White Movement for the Vindication of the Poor (Movimient Blanco Ecuatoriano por la Reivindicación de los Pobres) 17,813 0.44
Christian Democratic Union (Unión Demócrata Cristiana) 17,450 0.43
Independent Movement of Committed Seculars (Movimiento Independiente Laicos Comprometidos) 17,264 0.43
Movement Ecuador's Force (Movimiento Fuerza Ecuador) 16,445 0.41
Christian Civic Compromise with the Community C4 (Compromiso Cívico Cristiano con la Comunidad C4) 15,594 0.39
MCSXXI/MAE/MTF Alliance (Alianza MCSXXI/MAE/MTF) 15,279 0.38
National Democratic Coalition (Concertación Nacional Democrática) 13,285 0.33
Independent Movement Democratic Pole (Movimiento Independiente Polo Democrático) 13,037 0.32
National Reconciliation (Conciliación Nacional) 11,663 0.29
Independent Just and Solidary Movement (Movimiento Independiente Justo y Solidario) 7,883 0.20
National Movement for Social Reconciliation (Movimiento Nacional por la Conciliación Social) 7,026 0.17
Thousandfold Victory (Triunfo Mil) 6,815 0.17
Social Integration and Transformation (Integración y Transformación Social) 4,718 0.12
Citizens' Independent Movement Future Already (Movimiento Ciudadano Independiente Futuro Ya; only contested provincial elections) 1 1
Valid (turnout 73.2%) 4,039,393 100.00 24 100 6 130
Invalid 665,776
Blank 429,120
Total 5,134,289
Source: TSE

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