2009 Ecuadorian general election

Early general elections were held in Ecuador on 26 April 2009 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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Presidential election
  Presidente Rafael Correa.jpg Lucio Gutiérrez.jpg Álvaro Noboa.jpg
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 province.

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. Correa's came short of having an absolute majority in parliament.

In addition Correa became the first sitting president to be reelected since García Moreno since 1875.[5]

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.

Opinion pollsEdit

Date Pollster Correa Gutiérrez Noboa Roldós Sagñay Jácome Delgado Gonzáles
02/08/08 S.P.Investigaciones 38% 6% 6%
23/01/09 Informe Confidencial 54% 8% 5%
21/02/09 S.P.Investigaciones 54% 11% 13% 5%
28/02/09 Perfiles de Opinión 48% 9.5% 11.5% 4%
28/02/09 Informe Confidencial 47.5% 5.5% 12.5% 6%
01/03/09 CMS 47.41% 5.82% 4.81% 1.84%
08/03/09 Informe Confidencial 48% 9% 10%
10/03/09 Informe Confidencial 47.5% 12.5%
09/03/09 S.P.Investigaciones[permanent dead link] 50% 13% 11% 5%
15/03/09 Perfiles de Opinión 47% 10% 13% 8%
15/03/09 S.P.Investigaciones 54% 11% 13% 5%
15/03/09 CEDATOS 46% 11% 14% 4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.5% 0.3%
16/03/09 S.P.Investigaciones 53% 13% 11% 5%
21/03/09 S.P.Investigaciones 52% 12% 11% 8%
22/03/09 Informe Confidencial 48% 7.5% 15%
23/03/09 Perfiles de Opinión 47.5% 7% 16% 10%
25/03/09 CMS[permanent dead link] 55% 13%
27/03/09 CEDATOS 48.5% 14.6% 12.9% 7.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
28/03/09 CMS 52% 9% 8%
28/03/09 S.P.Investigaciones 53% 12% 12% 6%
30/03/09 Informe Confidencial 48% 9% 10% 5%
03/04/09 CEDATOS 49.2% 15.3% 13.2% 7.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.6% 0.5%
03/04/09 S.P.Investigaciones 53.7% 12.4% 10.1% 6.5%
06/04/09 Market 57.5% 12.7% 13.5% 6%
06/04/09 S.P.Investigaciones 51% 13% 12% 9%
06/04/09 CMS 47.6% 15% 8.6% 6.4%
06/04/09 CEDATOS 50.5% 17.7% 15.3% 8.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.7% 0.6%
26/04/09 CEDATOS 55.2% 27.7% 10.2% 3.4%
26/04/09 S.P.Investigaciones 56% 29% 8% 4%
26/04/09 CMS 54.92% 23.74% 7.74% 6%

ResultsEdit

PresidentEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Rafael CorreaPAIS Alliance3,586,43951.99
Lucio GutiérrezJanuary 21 Patriotic Society Party1,947,83028.24
Álvaro NoboaInstitutional Renewal Party of National Action786,71811.41
Martha RoldósEthics and Democracy Network298,7654.33
Carlos SagñayThousandfold Victory108,0791.57
Melba JácomeFertile Earth Movement93,1461.35
Diego Delgado JaraSocial Integration and Transformation43,2210.63
Carlos GonzálesIndependent Just and Solidary Movement33,7140.49
Total6,897,912100.00
Valid votes6,897,91287.00
Invalid/blank votes1,030,83613.00
Total votes7,928,748100.00
Registered voters/turnout10,532,23475.28
Source: CNE

National AssemblyEdit

PartyVotes%Seats
NationalProvincialOverseasTotal+/–
PAIS Alliance27,751,65143.05747559–21
January 21 Patriotic Society Party9,779,86915.173160190
Social Christian Party8,559,83113.2829011+6
Institutional Renewal Party of National Action3,875,3956.011517–1
Ecuadorian Roldosist Party2,872,4654.461203+2
Democratic People's Movement2,766,2764.291405+1
Ethics and Democracy Network1,350,9372.100000–3
National Democratic Coalition1,341,6352.080101+1
Municipalist Movement for National Integrity1,246,6431.930505New
Democratic Left1,108,7441.7202020
Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement – New Country948,6381.4704040
Christian Democratic Union732,2871.1400000
Fertile Earth Movement619,7660.960000New
National Agreement482,5980.7500000
Social Integration and Transformation288,6980.4500000
Thousandfold Victory283,1240.4400000
Independent Just and Solidary Movement256,8050.4000000
National Movement for Social Reconciliation198,6300.3100000
Independents and regionalists08087
Total64,463,992100.00151036124–6
Source: CNE

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ecuador to hold general election in April 2009 - People's Daily Online".
  2. ^ "Breaking News, World News and Video from al Jazeera".
  3. ^ http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID={770AB960-1BD0-4417-8B3F-364526BF6886})&language=EN Archived March 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "International news - Radio Netherlands Worldwide - English". Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2009.
  5. ^ http://www.vistazo.com/ea/columnas/imprimir.php?Vistazo.com&id=2391[permanent dead link]