With the results of the first round of the presidential elections in Ecuador now known, the pieces on the board are beginning to move and the political actors have already begun rounds of dialogue to seek support.
Luisa Gonzalez by the Correista movement Revolución Ciudadana and Daniel Noboa by the Acción Democrática Nacional party, the presidency of Ecuador will be contested in a second round to be held on October 15 and what could be an anti-Correista bloc is already beginning to take shape that would not only seek to avoid a victory for González but also that the former president Rafael Correa have influence on executive decisions.
The first to speak clearly is the former candidate Jan Topic, Country without Fear alliance candidate, who obtained 14.6% of the votes and this same Wednesday pointed out that “our obligation as Ecuadorians is to vote conscientiously, and what does my conscience tell me? Two things, to vote for Daniel Noboa and to support Daniel Noboa to do an excellent job “.
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Former presidential candidate Jan Topic announces his support for Daniel Noboa in the second round of elections.
A strong coalition is coming”in supported @DanielNoboaOk a second round where youth does not eat tales, less confrontation, more objectives. pic.twitter.com/WXMGHI8teZ
– National Unit of GUAYAS Organizations (@UnidadN593) August 22, 2023
Other candidates have not spoken so far, although everything seems to indicate that Christian Zurita, who replaced the murdered Fernando Villavicencio at the head of his candidacy and who achieved 16.4%, could finally support Noboa. However, he has already issued a statement indicating that they will not make a statement until they know “clearly his position and proposals” on a commission to investigate the crime against Villavicencio.
In this sense, Noboa has already indicated that he will urgently request specialized international assistance to find the true masterminds and material authors who have snuffed out the life of Fernando Villavicencio.
For the moment, Ecuador continues to reflect on the results and this campaign for the second round will be decisive for a population that seeks security to fight against organized crime, one of the country’s main problems.