Ecuadorian general election, 1996

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Ecuadorian general election, 1996
Ecuador
1992 ←
May 19, 1996 (1996-05-19)
→ 1998

  Abdalá Bucaram.jpg JaimeNebot.JPG
Nominee Abdalá Bucaram Jaime Nebot
Party PRE PSC
Running mate Rosalía Arteaga Diego Cordovez
Popular vote 2,285,397 1,910,651
Percentage 54.47% 45.53%

President before election

Sixto Durán Ballén
PUR

Elected President

Abdalá Bucaram
PRE

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politics and government of
Ecuador

General elections were held in Ecuador on 19 May 1996, with a second round of the presidential elections on 7 July.[1] Although Jaime Nebot of the Social Christian Party received the most votes in the first round, Abdalá Bucaram of the Ecuadorian Roldosist Party won the run-off with 54.5% of the vote.[2] The Social Christian Party remained the largest in the Chamber of Deputies, winning 27 of the 82 seats.[3]

Until the 2013 vote, this was the last election held after the natural expiration of a four-year presidential term. This due to a decade of political and economical instability that Ecuador experienced after Bucaram was impeached by the Congress in late 1997 and that lasted until Rafael Correa's inauguration in early 2007.[4]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Jaime Nebot Social Christian Party 1,035,101 27.2 1,910,651 45.5
Abdalá Bucaram Ecuadorian Roldosist Party 1,001,071 26.3 2,285,397 54.5
Freddy Ehlers Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement – New Country 785,124 20.6
Rodrigo Paz DPUDC 513,464 13.5
Frank Vargas Pazzos Ecuadorian Revolutionary Popular Action 187,935 4.9
Ricardo Noboa FRAPLRE 115,033 3.0
Fausto Moreno Democratic People's Movement 89,472 2.3
José Gallardo Civic Independent Union 46,464 1.2
Jacinto Velásquez Independent 36,080 0.9
Invalid/blank votes 716,137 581,478
Total 4,525,881 100 4,777,526 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,662,003 67.9 6,662,003 71.7
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Nationwide District Seats +/–
Votes % Votes %
Social Christian Party 1,069,977 30.4 983,850 27.9 27 +1
Ecuadorian Roldosist Party 718,983 20.4 752,276 21.3 19 +8
Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement – New Country 379,056 10.8 251,488 7.1 8 New
DPUDC 370,311 10.5 418,381 11.9 11 +7
FRAPLRE 243,411 6.9 148,014 4.2 2 –1
Democratic Left 219,536 6.2 251,505 7.1 4 –4
Democratic People's Movement 153,714 4.4 150,176 4.3 2 –6
Ecuadorian Revolutionary Popular Action 105,902 3.0 123,732 3.5 2 0
Concentration of People's Forces 80,245 2.3 68,070 1.9 1 0
PC–UN 72,434 2.1 79,794 2.3 1 –5
Socialist Party–Broad Front 43,621 1.2 46,462 1.3 5
Latin American People's Union 28,988 0.8 17,612 0.5
National Alfarismo Party 22,987 0.7 30,080 0.9
ITI 14,771 0.4 3,016 0.0
Alfarista Radical Front 9,485 0.3
Ecuadorian Radical Liberal Party 5,467 0.2
IDPSFA 3,501 0.0
Civic Independent Union 1,965 0.0
Other parties 183,56 5.2
Invalid/blank votes 997,237 988,067
Total 4,521,207 100 4,516,197 100 82 +5
Registered voters/turnout 6,662,003 67.9 6,662,003 67.8
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p379 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p404
  3. ^ Nohlen, p1996
  4. ^ "Los 7 años de Correa en Ecuador: estabilidad en medio de éxitos y críticas" January 17, 2014. La República