The elections of February 17 marked a gender victory for women because they increased their number in the National Assembly compared to previous processes.
In the 2009 elections the representation of women reached 33% of the seats (41 out of 124 seats) this figure, for the next period 2013-2017, will be located at 38%.
According to Participacion Ciudadana, in elections this year, Ecuadorians elected some 52 women to exercise the role of legislators.
The next Assembly will have 137 seats. Of these, seven women reached national seats, three for the migrants and 42 for provinces.
One of the crucial points for this phenomenon was the demand of the CNE towards the different political parties and movements, to respect parity and gender equity, ie, that within their ranks, should be the same number of men and women, alternately.