Can Ecuador and Malaysia consolidate their democracies? These countries are situated in regions that contain several countries that have been classified as partly free and non-free democracies due to a lack of consolidation. Analyses of the above-mentioned countries are vital for understanding the internal stimuli that affect the consolidation process. This research will consider three factors investigating the prospects of democracy consolidation in Ecuador and Malaysia: free and fair elections, a free and independent press, and economic development. Through examining the most recent elections, recent government practices towards the media, and economic development over the past 10 years, this research will investigate the prospects of democracy consolidation in Ecuador and Malaysia.