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An early general election was held on 26 April 2009 in Ecuador following the approval of a new constitution in a referendum held on 28 September 2008.[1] President Rafael Correa ran for his first term under the new constitution. The election was initially expected to be held in October 2010.[2][3]

2009 Ecuadorian general election

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Nominee Rafael Correa Lucio Gutiérrez Álvaro Noboa
Party PAIS Alliance PSP PRIAN
Running mate Lenin Moreno Felipe Mantilla Anabella Azín
Popular vote 3,586,439 1,947,830 786,718
Percentage 51.99% 28.24% 11.41%

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Map of results of the first round by provinces.

President before election

Rafael Correa
PAIS Alliance

Elected President

Rafael Correa
PAIS Alliance

Among the candidates for President were current President Rafael Correa, supported by his PAIS Alliance and the Socialist Party; Álvaro Noboa ran under the banner of the PRIAN and had the support of the Social Christian Party (PSC) and the Christian Democratic Union. Former president Lucio Gutiérrez ran as the candidate of the January 21 Patriotic Society Party.

Preliminary results suggested that Correa had won reelection in the first round easily,[4] surpassing 50% of the vote, followed by Gutiérrez coming in second with about 28% of the vote. Whether Correa's party will have an absolute majority in parliament is not yet known.[5]

In addition Correa became the first sitting president to be reelected since García Moreno since 1875.[6]

The full results of the seat distribution was still known, though it was assumed that PAIS would have 59 seats, PSP 19, PSC/MG 11, PRIAN 7, MPD 5, the Municipalist Movement 5, and others less than 5 seats.

Contents

Opinion pollsEdit

ResultsEdit

PresidentEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
Rafael Correa PAIS Alliance 3,584,236 51.99
Lucio Gutiérrez January 21 Patriotic Society Party 1,948,167 28.24
Álvaro Noboa Institutional Renewal Party of National Action 789,021 11.40
Martha Roldós Ethics and Democracy Network 299,573 4.33
Carlos Sagñay Thousandfold Victory 108,275 1.57
Melba Jácome Fertile Earth Movement 93,280 1.35
Diego Delgado Jara Social Integration and Transformation 43,221 0.63
Carlos Gonzáles Independent Just and Solidary Movement 33,714 0.49
Invalid/blank votes 1,030,836
Total 7,928,748 100
Registered voters/turnout 10,529,765 75.30
Source: CNE

National AssemblyEdit

Party Votes % Seats
National Provincial Abroad Total +/–
Alianza PAIS 27,751,651 43.0 7 47 5 59 –21
January 21 Patriotic Society Party 9,779,869 15.2 3 16 0 19 0
Social Christian Party 8,559,831 13.3 2 9 0 11 +6
Institutional Renewal Party of National Action 3,875,395 6.0 1 5 1 7 –1
Ecuadorian Roldosist Party 2,872,465 4.5 1 2 0 3 +2
Democratic People's Movement 2,766,276 4.3 1 4 0 5 +1
Ethics and Democracy Network/Independent Movement Democratic Pole 1,350,937 2.1 0 0 0 0 –3
National Democratic Coalition 1,341,635 2.1 0 1 0 1 +1
Municipalist Movement for National Integrity 1,246,643 1.9 0 5 0 5 New
Democratic left 1,108,744 1.7 0 2 0 2 0
Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement – New Country 948,638 1.5 0 4 0 4 0
Christian Democratic Union 732,287 1.1 0 0 0 0 0
Fertile Earth Movement 619,766 1.0 0 0 0 0 New
National Agreement 482,598 0.7 0 0 0 0 0
Social Integration and Transformation 288,698 0.4 0 0 0 0 0
Thousandfold Victory 283,124 0.4 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Just and Solidary Movement 256,805 0.4 0 0 0 0 0
National Movement for Social Reconciliation 198,630 0.3 0 0 0 0 0
Independents and regionalists 0 8 0 8 +7
Invalid/blank votes 2,136,288
Total 66,600,280 100 15 103 6 124 –6
Source: CNE

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90852/6533033.html
  2. ^ http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2008/09/2008928232524769997.html
  3. ^ http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID={770AB960-1BD0-4417-8B3F-364526BF6886})&language=EN Archived March 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2009-04-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/ecuador/5231100/Rafael-Correa-wins-second-term-as-Ecuador-president.html
  6. ^ http://www.vistazo.com/ea/columnas/imprimir.php?Vistazo.com&id=2391[permanent dead link]