Aug. 20, 2023 Held


Republic of Ecuador

Election for Ecuadorian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:10,870,182
Valid Votes:9,915,780
Invalid Votes:954,402

Vote Share by Candidate:

Luisa GONZÁLEZ3,315,663


Daniel NOBOA Azin2,315,296


Fernando Villavicencio1,614,434


Jan TOPIC1,446,812



Election Results Modified: Sep 20, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • The Presidency of Ecuador  

This election will occur concurrently with legislative elections and a national referendum

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Guillermo LASSO Mendoza (since 24 May 2021) 

  • Head of Government: President Guillermo LASSO Mendoza (since 24 May 2021) 

  • Assembly: unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) with 137 seats 

Electoral System:  

  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. The President may serve up to two 4-year terms. 

  • All 137 members of the National Assembly are directly elected and serve 4-year terms. Among them, 116 are elected by plurality vote in single-seat constituencies, 15 are elected by proportional representation vote in a single, nationwide constituency, and 6 are elected by plurality vote multi-seat constituencies representing Ecuadorians abroad. 

Last Election: 

In 2021, Guillermo LASSO Mendoza (Creating Opportunities Movement) won the presidency in the second round of voting with 52% of the vote, defeating Andrés ARAUZ (Union for Hope). Voter turnout was 71% in the first round and 69% in the second. 

New/Unique in this Election:  

In May, President Guillermo Lasso dissolved the National Assembly just after assemblymembers began impeachment proceedings against him. Lasso used a procedure known as muerte cruzada (mutual death) which triggered early legislative and presidential elections. However, he later announced he would not run for reelection. 

Key Deadlines: 

  • Voter registration is passive; all Ecuadorians who have obtained a national ID are added to the voter rolls. 

Main Candidates in this Election: 

  • Luisa GONZÁLEZ 

    • Citizen Revolution Political Movement / Movimiento Político Revolución Ciudadana 

  • Yaku PÉREZ 

    • Of Course It Can Be Done / Claro Que Se Puede 

    • Coalition including Unidad Popular, Partido Socialista Ecuatoriano, Democracia Sí

  • Jan TOPIC 

    • Alliance for a Country Free of Fear / Alianza por un País Sin Miedo  

    • Coalition including Partido Social Cristiano, Sociedad Patriótica, Centro Democrático 


    • Let's Act Alliance / Alianza Actuemos  

    • Coalition including Avanza, SUMA 

  • Christian ZURITA

    • Build Movement / Movimiento Construye 

    • Named as replacement for Fernando VILLAVICENCIO who was assassinated on 9 August 2023

  • Xavier HERVAS 

    • Total Renewal Movement / Movimiento Renovación Total (RETO) 

  • Daniel NOBOA 

  • National Democratic Action / Acción Democrática Nacional (ADN) 

  • Coalition including Pueblo, Igualdad y Democracia; Mover 

  • Bolívar ARMIJOS 

  • Friend Movement / Movimiento Amigo 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Ecuador: Yes, program office 

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 9 resources  

Election Modified: Aug 25, 2023

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