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National Assembly (Ecuador)

National Assembly
Asamblea Nacional
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Structure
Seats 137
Asamblea Nacional Ecuador 2013 escaños.svg
Political groups
Elections
Last election
17 February 2013
Meeting place
Palacio Legislativo
Avenida 6 de Diciembre y Piedrahita
Quito, Pinchincha,
Ecuador
Website
Official website
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Ecuador

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 Gabriela Rivadeneira, as of May 14, 2013. 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.[2]

Ecuadorian General Election, 2013

The most recent elections to the National Assembly were held on February 17 2013; a majority of the legislature was captured by PAIS with 52% of the vote.

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Movimiento Alianza PAIS 45,917,307 52.31 91 +32
Creating Opportunities 10,027,470 11.42 12 New
Social Christian Party 7,864,931 8.96 6 +2
January 21 Patriotic Society Party 4,953,262 5.64 6 –13
Plurinational Unity of the Lefts 4,149,243 4.73 6 New
Ecuadorian Roldosist Party 3,955,483 4.51 1 –2
SUMA 2,827,420 3.22 1 New
Institutional Renewal Party of National Action 2,636,894 3.00 0 –7
Partido Avanza 2,567,161 2.92 5 New
Ruptura 25 2,178,270 2.48 0 New
Socialist Party – Broad Front of Ecuador 698,365 0.80 0 –1
Independents and Regionalists 3
Invalid/blank votes 2,082,688
Total 9,436,383 100 131 +7
Registered voters/turnout 11,675,441 80.82
Source: CNE

Eligibility

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 [3]

Presidency

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

References

  1. ^ CIA (2010). CIA World Factbook 2010. Skyhorse. p. 204.  
  2. ^ http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35761.htm#gov
  3. ^ http://pdba.georgetown.edu/Constitutions/Ecuador/english08.html

See also

External links

  • Official website


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