Ecuadorian general election, 1978–1979

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Ecuadorian general election, 1984
Ecuador
1968 ←
1979 (1979)
→ 1984

  Roldos aguilera jaime.gif Sixto duran ballen.JPG
Nominee Jaime Roldós Sixto Durán Ballén
Party CFP PSC
Running mate Osvaldo Hurtado José Icaza
Popular vote 1,025,148 471,657
Percentage 68.49% 31.51%

President before election

Alfredo Poveda
Nonpartisan

Elected President

Jaime Roldós
CFP

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politics and government of
Ecuador

General elections were held in Ecuador in 1978 and 1979.[1] The first round of the presidential election was held on 16 July 1978, with a second round held alongside parliamentary elections on 29 April 1979.[1] The presidential election was won by Jaime Roldós Aguilera of the Concentration of People's Forces (CPF), who received 68.5% of the vote in the run-off, becoming the country's first freely-elected president.[2] The CPF emerged as the largest party in Parliament, winning 29 of the 69 seats.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Jaime Roldós Aguilera Concentration of People's Forces 381,215 27.7 1,025,148 68.5
Sixto Durán Ballén Social Christian Party 328,461 23.9 471,657 31.5
Raúl Clemente Huerta Ecuadorian Radical Liberal Party 311,983 22.7
Rodrigo Borja Cevallos Democratic Left 165,258 12.0
Abdón Calderón Alfarista Radical Front 124,347 9.0
René Mauge Broad Front of the Left 65,187 4.7
Invalid/blank votes 199,915 184,481
Total 1,576,366 100 1,681,286 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,088,874 75.46 2,088,874 80.5
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Nationwide District Total
seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Concentration of People's Forces 445,229 30.9 4 454,910 31.7 25 29
Democratic Left 265,068 18.4 2 212,091 14.8 13 15
Social Christian Party 123,411 8.6 1 91,384 6.4 2 3
Ecuadorian Radical Liberal Party 115,110 8.0 1 138,456 9.7 3 4
Conservative Party 112,909 7.8 1 126,942 8.9 9 10
Revolutionary Nationalist Party 108,437 7.4 1 65,150 4.5 1 2
Democratic Institutionalist Coalition 90,277 6.3 1 85,835 6.0 2 3
Democratic People's Movement 68,892 4.8 1 70,590 4.9 0 1
People's Democratic Union 44,810 3.1 0 64,249 4.5 1 1
Velasquista National Federation 37,740 2.6 0 42,840 3.0 1 1
Socialist Party of Revolutionary People's Action 26,849 1.9 0 37,596 2.6 0 0
Ecuadorian Revolutionary Popular Action 43,483 3.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 236,373 245,398
Total 1,675,195 100 12 1,678,924 100 57 69
Registered voters/turnout 2,088,874 80.2 2,088,874 80.4
Source: Nohlen, IPU

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p379 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Enciclopedia Electoral Latinoamericana y del Caribe, p300
  3. ^ Nohlen, p395