National Assembly (Ecuador)

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National Assembly

Asamblea Nacional
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Type
Type
History
Founded2009
Preceded byNational Congress
Leadership
Structure
Seats137[a]
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Political groups
Government (51)

Opposition (86)

Elections
Last election
19 February 2017
Meeting place
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Palacio Legislativo
Avenida 6 de Diciembre y Piedrahita
Quito, Pinchincha,
Ecuador
Website
Official website
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The National Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of Ecuador that replaced the National Congress in 2009, under the 2008 Constitution.[1] The current President of the Assembly is Elizabeth Cabezas, as of May 14, 2018.[2] Within Ecuador, the National Assembly has the power to pass laws, while appointment of judges to the National Court of Justice is done by a separate Judicial Council.[3]

Ecuadorian general election, 2017[edit]

The most recent elections to the National Assembly were held on 19 February 2017; a majority of the legislature was captured by PAIS with 39.07% of the vote.

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
National Provincial Abroad Total +/–
PAIS Alliance 40,091,544 39.07 7 63 4 74 –26
Creating Opportunities–SUMA 20,589,460 20.06 3 29 2 34 +22
Social Christian Party 16,319,989 15.90 3 12 0 15 +9
Fuerza Ecuador 4,870,863 4.75 1 0 0 1 New
Democratic Left 3,866,778 3.77 1 3 0 4 +2
Patriotic Society Party 3,017,722 2.94 0 2 0 2 -3
Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement – New Country 2,740,043 2.67 0 4 0 4 –1
Advance Party (Avanza) 2,208,026 2.15 0 0 0 0 –5
Social Compromise Force (Fuerza Compromiso Social) 2,010,565 1.96 0 0 0 0 New
Popular Unity 1,638,137 1.60 0 0 0 0 New
Forward Ecuadorian Forward Party 1,354,930 1.32 0 0 0 0 New
Democratic Center 1,174,467 1.14 0 0 0 0 New
Movimiento Concertación 1,035,089 1.01 0 0 0 0 –1
Socialist Party 885,658 0.86 0 0 0 0 0
Ecuadodian Union 814,253 0.79 0 0 0 0 New
Independents and Regionalists 3 0 3 0
Total 102,617,524 100 15 116 6 137 0
Valid votes 8,149,486 77.79
Invalid/blank votes 2,326,745 22.21
Total 10,476,231 100
Registered voters/turnout 12,826,928 81.67
Source: CNE

Eligibility[edit]

According to Article 119 of the 2008 Constitution of Ecuador, candidates to the National Assembly must meet the following requirements: 1) Be an Ecuadorian national. 2) Be at least 18 years of age at the time of registering for one's candidacy 3) Be in possession of political rights [4]

Presidency[edit]

For a list of Presidents see: List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Ecuador.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The National Assembly has 137 principal (seat-holding) members and 137 alternate members.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CIA (2010). CIA World Factbook 2010. Skyhorse. p. 204. ISBN 1-60239-727-9.
  2. ^ La nueva Asamblea Nacional designó a sus principales autoridades El Telégrafo. May 14, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ecuador". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved Oct 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ecuador: 2008 Constitution in English". pdba.georgetown.edu. Retrieved Oct 9, 2019.

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