Ecuador
Understanding the upcoming general elections in Ecuador

Ahead of the general elections in Ecuador on February 7, we look at the leading candidates, their backgrounds and their answers to the major crises the country is facing today

IMF approves disbursement of 2 billion USD for Ecuador

Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno says the funds will be used for “social protection and economic reactivation”, however, the deal calls for a lower minimum wage, higher sales taxes, labor reform, and limited public investment

Ecuadorian judge refuses to annul case against Ola Bini

The judge held that the case against Ola Bini is without prejudice or irregularities, despite the defense providing over 120 documented instances of irregularities in due process

Ecuador’s electoral council approves candidacy of Andrés Arauz for upcoming general elections

Five different appeals were presented by various right-wing political parties to prevent the participation of the progressive UNES alliance, led by former president Rafael Correa

Ola Bini’s pre-trial hearings suspended for two weeks

The hearings are set to resume on December 16, but without any observers. Ola Bini, a digital privacy rights activist and software developer, was arrested in April 2019

Ecuador’s National Assembly dismisses government minister María Paula Romo

María Paula Romo faced impeachment for failing to fulfill her duties during the national protest of October 2019

Ecuador’s UNES registers candidates for upcoming general elections

The UNES presidential ticket Arauz-Rabascall successfully registered their candidacies and thanked the citizens for their struggle in defense of democracy

How Ecuador’s democracy is being suffocated

Not only was Rafael Correa barred from contesting in the upcoming elections in Ecuador, but now the candidacy of Andrés Arauz is also being threatened

Ecuadorian court orders the arrest of Rafael Correa

The court also has issued a request to the Belgian authorities to arrest Correa, who has been living with his family in the European country since 2017

Journalist Carlos Rabascall replaces Rafael Correa as vice-presidential candidate

Former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa supported journalist Carlos Rabascall’s nomination in his place

Rafael Correa barred from contesting in the 2021 elections in Ecuador

Ecuadorian court of cassation ratified the sentence against Rafael Correa which officially and definitely disqualified from contesting in the 2021 general elections

Rafael Correa makes another attempt to overcome suppression of his political rights

Wednesday September 2 is the last day for the candidates elected in the primary elections to formalize their participation in the 2021 general elections in Ecuador

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