Oct. 15, 2023 Held


Republic of Ecuador

Election for Ecuadorian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:11,075,844
Valid Votes:10,133,290
Invalid Votes:942,554

Vote Share by Candidate:

Daniel NOBOA Azin5,251,514


Luisa GONZÁLEZ4,880,504

Election Results Modified: Oct 24, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • The Presidency of Ecuador  

The first round of the presidential election occurred on 20 August 2023. 

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 the first round of the 2023 election, Luisa GONZÁLEZ led the field with 33.61% of the vote, followed by Daniel NOBOA (23.47%). Voter turnout was 82.94%. 

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 

  • Daniel NOBOA 

  • National Democratic Action / Acción Democrática Nacional (ADN) 

  • Coalition including Pueblo, Igualdad y Democracia; Mover 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 8,829,963 (2023 est.) 

  • CEDAW Status: Signed 17 July 1980, Ratified 9 November 1981 

  • Gender Quota: Yes, each party list must alternate to include an equal quantity of men and women  

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

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

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 9 resources  

Election Modified: Nov 14, 2023

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