Posted On 02 Mar 2017
Five provinces recorded a higher percentage of absenteeism in the general elections of February 19, which reached the 18.37% nationally, according to data from the National Electoral Council (CNE).
With one hundred percent of votes counted for the presidential binomial, the electoral body reports on its website that 2’356.754 out of 10’470,174 voters did not go to the polls. Of these, 54.2% were men, and 45.8% were women.
Cañar leads the highest percentage with a 33.6%. In that province, 75.876 out of 149,973 voters (66.4%) Ecuadorians participated.
The second province is Azuay with a 23.89%, followed by Morona Santiago with a 23.77%. In fourth place is Galápagos with a 22.55% and Loja in fifth place with a 20.86%.
In Esmeraldas, the 20.17% out of 79.83% (78,962 out of 312,450 people) abstained from voting. In Chimborazo, a 19.39% out of 80.61% (79.473 out of 330.314 people) did not vote. In Zamora Chinchipe a 19.18% out of 80.62% (15.242 out of 64.206 people) did not vote. Likewise, an 18.02% of people voted in Pastaza.
In Guayas (with 2,549,956 four districts) absenteeism reached a 17.18% (529,081).