National Assembly (Ecuador)
|President||Gabriela Rivadeneira (PAIS)|
|Last election||17 February 2013|
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The National Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of Ecuador that replaced the National Congress in 2009, under the 2008 Constitution. The current President of the Assembly is Gabriela Rivadeneira, as of May 14, 2013. Within Ecuador, the National Assembly has the power to pass laws, while appointment of judges to the National Court of Justice is done by a separate Judicial Council.
Ecuadorian General Election, 2013
The most recent elections to the National Assembly were held on February 17 2013; a majority of the legislature was captured by PAIS with 52% of the vote.
|Movimiento Alianza PAIS||45,917,307||52.31||91||+32|
|Social Christian Party||7,864,931||8.96||6||+2|
|January 21 Patriotic Society Party||4,953,262||5.64||6||–13|
|Plurinational Unity of the Lefts||4,149,243||4.73||6||New|
|Ecuadorian Roldosist Party||3,955,483||4.51||1||–2|
|Institutional Renewal Party of National Action||2,636,894||3.00||0||–7|
|Socialist Party – Broad Front of Ecuador||698,365||0.80||0||–1|
|Independents and Regionalists||–||–||3||–|
According to Article 119 of the 2008 Constitution of Ecuador, candidates to the National Assembly must meet the following requirements: 1) Be an Ecuadorian national. 2) Be at least 18 years of age at the time of registering for one's candidacy 3) Be in possession of political rights 
For a list of Presidents see: List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Ecuador.
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