1968 Ecuadorian general election

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Ecuadorian general election, 1968

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Nominee José María Velasco Ibarra Andrés Córdova Camilo Ponce Enríquez
Running mate Víctor Hugo Sicouret Jorge Zavala Baquerizo Roberto Nevárez Vásquez
Popular vote 280,370 264,312 259,833
Percentage 32.8% 31.1% 30.4%

President before election

Otto Arosemena

Elected President

Velasco Ibarra

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General elections were held in Ecuador on 2 June 1968.[1] The presidential election was won by José María Velasco Ibarra of the Velasquista National Federation, who received 32.8% of the vote.[2] He started his fifth and last term in office on 1 September.[3]


Candidate Party Votes %
José María Velasco Ibarra Velasquista National Federation 280,370 32.8
Andrés Córdova Ecuadorian Radical Liberal Party 264,312 31.0
Camilo Ponce Enríquez Social Christian Party 259,833 30.4
Jorge Crespo Ecuadorian Nationalist Revolutionary Action 31,991 3.7
Elías Gallegos People's Democratic Union 17,040 2.0
Invalid/blank votes 75,435
Total 928,981 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,198,874 77.5
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Institute for the Comparative. "Ecuador election factbook, June 2, 1968". Open Library. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  2. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p401 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  3. ^ Enciclopedia Electoral Latinoamericana y del Caribe, p300