Ecuadorian referendum, 1994

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A seven-part referendum was held in Ecuador on 28 August 1994. Voters were asked whether they approved of allowing independents to run in elections,[1] whether the National Assembly should manage the state budget,[2] whether to distribute the state budget by government department or region,[3] whether to allow unlimited re-election for politicians,[4] whether to elect members of the National Assembly in one or two rounds of voting,[5] whether to allow dual citizenship,[6] and whether the National Assembly should approve constitutional reforms within 100 days.[7]

Results[edit]

Allowing the election of independents[edit]

Do you consider independent citizens not affiliated to any political party should be entitled to participate as candidates in every popular election?

Choice Votes %
For 1,797,454 65.03
Against 966,778 34.97
Invalid/blank votes 1,214,175
Total 3,978,407 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

Allowing the National Assembly to control the state budget[edit]

Should legislators manage the funds of the state budget?

Choice Votes %
For 450,283 16.60
Against 2,262,007 83.40
Invalid/blank votes 1,262,055
Total 3,974,345 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

Distributing the state budget[edit]

Choice Votes %
By government department 1,286,402 54.02
By region 1,094,682 45.98
Invalid/blank votes 1,595,287
Total 3,976,371 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

Unlimited terms of office[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,423,623 52.76
Against 1,274,254 47.24
Invalid/blank votes 1,278,443
Total 3,976,320 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

Electoral system for the National Assembly[edit]

Choice Votes %
One round 1,348,624 55.72
Two rounds 1,071,407 44.28
Invalid/blank votes 1,555,026
Total 3,975,057 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

Allowing dual citizenship[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 2,087,262 72.82
Against 778,786 27.18
Invalid/blank votes 1,110,065
Total 3,976,113 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

Constitutional reforms to be approved by the National Assembly within 100 days[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,579,663 59.07
Against 1,094,687 40.93
Invalid/blank votes 1,302,124
Total 3,976,474 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

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