Former banker Guillermo Laso was elected President of Ecuador on Sunday (11). Laso is part of the conservative right and defeated left-wing economist Andres Arause in the second round of the election. With 96.92% of the votesLasso scored 52.52% of the correct vote against 47.48% for Oraese. The Lasso was actually elected athlete.
In the first round of the election, Laso won second place with 19.74% of the vote, while Arause scored 32.72%.
Yaco Perez It ranked third in the first round with 19.38%. (He was excluded from the second round with less than 33,000 votes), and preferred not to declare his support for one of the candidates. He said in an interview with St 1.
Ecuadorean presidential candidate for the Creando Oportunidades Movement (CREO), Guillermo Lasso, votes in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on April 11, 2021.- PHOTO: FERNANDO MENDEZ / AFP
The former banker had run for president of Ecuador in 2013 and 2017, when he was defeated. The Lasso represents the traditional right and garners support among businessmen, some media, and voters frustrated with the socialism of the 21st century that Korea has declared.
Lasso will take possession of the country of 17.4 million people from May 24, replacing the unpopular Lenin Moreno who leaves the post hostile to the management of the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic implications.
Left-wing Ecuadorian presidential candidate Andres Arause shows a certificate awarded to him in the Electoral Council in Quito during the second round of elections on April 11, 2021. Ecuadorians elect their next president on Sunday with voters choosing from the formerly protected Young Socialist. Raphael Correa is a veteran governor, as the oil-rich country faces an economic crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 epidemic. Photo: Camila Bondia / AFP
Ecuadorean residents go to the polls to renew Parliament and choose the president
Arause is 36 years old (if elected, he would be the youngest president in Latin America) and known as the political heir to former President Rafael Correa (2007-2017). The former head of state still revolves around the local scene, even though he has been out of Ecuador for four years and has been convicted of corruption, a process he attributes to political persecution.
Very active in the first round, Correa practically disappeared in the final stage of the campaign, in an effort to protect his student from the forces that would block him. The former president has been in Belgium since 2017.
Candidates vote in the second round of the presidential election in Ecuador