Ecuador, a Hinge Election for Latin America

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05.02.2021-Javier Tolcachier

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Ecuador, a Hinge Election for Latin America
(Image by Diego Delso)

By Javier Tolcachier

In the midst of the anxiety caused by the dramatic health and socio-economic situation, Ecuadorians will have a new date with the ballot box on 7 February. The more than 13 million registered voters will have to choose a new president and his or her vice-president from among sixteen contenders, along with the composition of the new Legislative Assembly and the representatives to the Andean Parliament.

To win the presidency in the first round, candidates must win more than 40 per cent of the vote and outvote their closest rival by more than ten per cent. Otherwise, the top two will go to a second round on 11 April.

According to all the polls published (if they have any reliability at this stage), the main contest will be between Andrés Aráuz, the…

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