Article 6 Mar 2017

Runoff elections: Ecuador at its most difficult juncture in recent years

After days of tension, the electoral authorities finally called a runoff between the two top vote-getters candidates. After the election ended, on Sunday, February 19th, a candidate took to the streets to celebrate the exit polls results. This was Lenin Moreno, of the governing left-wing party Alianza Pais, claiming he was the official winner of the presidential elections. On the other side was the leader of the opposition the former banker Guillermo Lasso of the right-wing alliance CREO-SUMA, who celebrated the runoff.

This April 2nd , both candidates will dispute Ecuador’s presidency from 2017 to 2021.  One of them will take the place of Rafael Correa Delgado, who has been in power for 10 years (2007-2017), the longest period of the last 100 years in Ecuador’s history.

We invite you to read this article I wrote together with Edgar Vasquez, Manager att LLORENTE & CUENCA Ecuador.

Alejandra Rivas Mantilla, Managing Director at LLORENTE & CUENCA Ecuador

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