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The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the unicameral legislative branch of the government of Ecuador.

Under the 1998 Constitution, Congress meets in Quito and is made up of 100 deputies (diputados). Each of the country's 22 provinces returns a minimum of two deputies plus one additional seat for every 200,000 inhabitants.

Congressional elections were last held on 20 October 2002; the next will take place on 15 October 2006.

[edit] Results

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Summary of the 20 October 2002 National Congress of Ecuador election results
Parties and alliances Votes % Seats
Ecuadorian Roldosist Party (Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano) . 15
Democratic Left (Izquierda Democrática) . 13
Institutional Renewal Party of National Action (Partido Renovador Institucional de Acción Nacional) . 10
Joint list of PSP and MUPP-NP . 6
Pluri-National Pachakutik United Movement - New Country (Movimiento Unidad Plurinacional Pachakutik - Nuevo País) . 5
People's Democracy-Christian Democratic Union (Democracia Popular-Unión Demócrata Cristiana) . 4
Democratic People's Movement (Movimiento Popular Democrático) . 3
Patriotic Society Party 21 January (Partido Sociedad Patriótica 21 de Enero) . 2
Joint list of MUPP-NP and PS-FA . 2
Joint list of MPD and PS-FA . 2
Ecuadorian Socialist Party-Broad Front (Partido Socialista Ecuatoriano-Frente Amplio) . 1
Concentration of People's Forces (Concentración de Fuerzas Populares) . 1
Freedom Party (Partido Libertad) . 1
Solidary Fatherland Movement (Movimiento Patria Solidaria) . 1
Provincial Integration Movement (Movimiento Integración Provincial) . 1
Democratic Transformation (Transformación Democrática) 1
Joint list of ID and MIRE . 1
Joint list of ID and DP-UDC . 1
Joint list of ID and Movimiento Ciudadanos Nuevo País . 1
Joint list of MUPP-NP and MCNP . 1
Joint list of DP-UDC, PS-FA and Alfarismo Nacional . 1
Joint list of PSC and Unión Nacional-UNO . 1
Joint list of PSC and AN . 1
Joint list of PSP and MPD . 1
Total (turnout 63.5%)   100
Source: El Universo

[edit] Eligibility

To serve as a congressional deputy, the following requirements must be met:

  • Ecuadorian citizen by birth, not by naturalisation
  • Having full enjoyment of political rights
  • At least 25 years of age upon filing candidacy
  • Native of the province represented, or resident thereof for at least three years immediately prior to the election

National Congress of Ecuador

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