National Assembly (Ecuador)

Coordinates: 0°12′47″S 78°29′56″W / 0.21306°S 78.49889°W / -0.21306; -78.49889

National Assembly
Asamblea Nacional
Coat of arms or logo
Seats 137
Political groups
Last election
17 February 2013
Meeting place
Palacio Legislativo
Avenida 6 de Diciembre y Piedrahita
Quito, Pinchincha,
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 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 PAIS45,917,30752.3191+32
Creating Opportunities10,027,47011.4212New
Social Christian Party7,864,9318.966+2
Patriotic Society Party4,953,2625.646–13
Plurinational Unity of the Lefts4,149,2434.736New
Ecuadorian Roldosist Party3,955,4834.511–2
Institutional Renewal Party of National Action2,636,8943.000–7
Partido Avanza2,567,1612.925New
Ruptura 252,178,2702.480New
Socialist Party – Broad Front of Ecuador698,3650.800–1
Independents and Regionalists3
Invalid/blank votes2,082,688
Registered voters/turnout11,675,44180.82
Source: CNE


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]


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

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