2021-02-23 12:00:44

Ecuador Faces Critical Run Off Race For President


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Kevin Koenig about the critical run-off race for President in Ecuador.

Ecuador’s Presidential election results from its February 7th race are finally in and have resulted in Andres Arauz, a socialist economist backed by former President Rafael Correa facing off against a conservative banker Guillermo Lasso in a run-off race in April. Lasso received 19.74% of the vote, very narrowly edging out indigenous leader Yaku Perez who won 19.39 %, in order to head to the run-off. Mr. Arauz won a plurality with 32.72% of the vote. Incumbent President Lenin Moreno’s terms ends on May 24th.

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