Ecuadorians will vote for an Assembly with less control
The scope of the National Assembly will be elected today and, despite the current Constitution detract powers such as appointing the members of the inspection bodies or exclusive interpretation of the laws (both appointed to the Constitutional Court), its conformation is key to the new political scenario, which includes the adoption of rules that determine the course of governance.
12 national and 35 provincial political groups are seeking a place in the 137 available seats, of which 15 correspond to national assembly, 116 provincial and 6 to migrants.
Currently there are 124 assembly members. The number rises to 137 over the increasing population shown in the 2010 census.
1% of the standard is in Guayas, Pichincha and Manabi
Three coastal provinces and two of the Highlands concentrate the higher national electorate. The three largest: Guayas, Pichincha and Manabi were divided into districts.
Division by Districts
- Population: 3,645,483
- Electors: 2,799,001
- District 1: Ximena and Febres Cordero.
- District 2: Pascuales and Tarqui Norte.
- District 3: Letamendi, Letamendi, García Moreno, Urdaneta, Sucre, Ayacucho, Bolívar, Olmedo, Rocafuerte, Nueve de Octubre, Roca, Carbo, Posorja, Tenguel, Juan Gómez Rendón, Chongón, Puná, Morro and part of Tarqui. Durán, Playas and Samborondón cantons.
- District 4: Another 21 cantons in the province.
- Population: 2,576,287
- Electors: 2,074,703
- District 1: Goes from Itchimbía to Carcelén, north of the capital.
- District 2: Goes from Puengasí and the Historical Center to Guamaní in the south.
- District 3: The 33 rural parishes of Quito. The most populated are Conocoto and Calderon.
- District 4: 7 cantons: Rumiñahui, Mejia, Cayambe, Pedro Moncayo, San Miguel de los Bancos, Pedro Vicente Maldonado and Puerto Quito.
- Population: 1’369,780
- Electors: 1,101,210
- District 1: It consists of the cantons Bolivar, Chone, El Carmen, Flavio Alfaro, Jama, Junín, Pedernales, Pichincha, Rocafuerte, San Vicente, Sucre and Tosagua. 4 Assembly members are elected.
- District 2: Cantons 24 de Mayo, Jaramijó Jipijapa, Manta, Montecristi, Olmedo, Pajan Portoviejo, Puerto Lopez and Santa Ana. 5 Assembly members are elected.