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
Elizabeth Cabezas (PAIS)
Seats 137
Political groups

Government (74)

Opposition (63)

Last election
19 February 2017
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 Elizabeth Cabezas, as of May 14, 2018.[2][3] 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.[4]

Ecuadorian General Election, 2017

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

Party Votes % Seats
National Provincial Abroad Total +/–
PAIS Alliance40,091,54439.07763474–26
Creating Opportunities–SUMA20,589,46020.06329234+22
Social Christian Party16,319,98915.90312015+9
Fuerza Ecuador4,870,8634.751001New
Democratic Left3,866,7783.771304+2
Patriotic Society Party3,017,7222.940202-3
Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement – New Country2,740,0432.670404–1
Advance Party (Avanza)2,208,0262.150000–5
Social Compromise Force (Fuerza Compromiso Social)2,010,5651.960000New
Popular Unity1,638,1371.600000New
Forward Ecuadorian Forward Party1,354,9301.320000New
Democratic Center1,174,4671.140000New
Movimiento Concertación1,035,0891.010000–1
Socialist Party885,6580.8600000
Ecuadodian Union814,2530.790000New
Independents and Regionalists3030
Valid votes8,149,48677.79
Invalid/blank votes2,326,74522.21
Registered voters/turnout12,826,92881.67
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 [5]


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

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