Ecuador Elections
Ecuador elects new right-wing president linked to big banana business

In the second round of the anticipated elections in Ecuador, Daniel Noboa defeated progressive candidate Luisa González

Two weeks out from Ecuador’s runoff election, candidates debate on key issues

Leftist lawyer Luisa González and businessman Daniel Noboa outlined their government plans, debating on the matters of economy, security, social policies and political issues

Luisa González Ecuador Ecuador’s leftist presidential candidate Luisa González denounces attempt on her life, files complaint

González is the winner of the first round of presidential elections in Ecuador. She said that with the complaint, she not only intends to safeguard her life and shed light on the plan aimed at physically eliminating her, but also draw attention to the impunity in the country

Progressive Luisa González and millionaire Daniel Noboa head to run off elections in Ecuador

González of the left-wing Citizens Revolution Movement won the first round with 33.31% of the votes, while Noboa of the right-wing National Democratic Action Alliance secured 23.66% of the votes

The escalation of violence in Ecuador shines a light on country’s broader crisis

The early elections in the Andean country are taking place in a context of increased violence against political candidates and in society generally

Security and economy are the key issues in Ecuador’s early general elections

All seven presidential candidates advocated strengthening of the security in the country and promised improvements as they stood next to fellow hopeful Fernando Villavicencio’s empty podium, who was assassinated last week

Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio assassinated following campaign rally

The former member of Ecuador’s National Assembly Villavicencio had previously denounced receiving threats from members of criminal groups

Director of Ecuador’s penitentiary system resigns amid increasing prison crisis

The resignation of Guillermo Rodríguez from the SNAI comes a week after the last prison massacre, which claimed the lives of 31 inmates in the Litoral Penitentiary in Guayaquil city

Crisis in Ecuador following spurt of violence and rumors of a government deal with gangs

The announcement of a peace agreement among criminal gangs came days after a prison riot at the Litoral Penitentiary in Guayaquil claimed the lives of 31 inmates, and the murder of the mayor of the city of Manta, which forced the Lasso government to declare two states of emergency in two days

What is at stake in the early general elections in Ecuador?

Ahead of the early general elections in Ecuador, Professor Pablo Meriguet spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the reality on the ground and the significance of the upcoming electoral process for the country

Citizens’ Revolution campaign office attacked with explosives in Huaquillas, Ecuador

The attack, which occurred just two months before the early general elections, has been condemned by various leaders of the Citizens’ Revolution Movement party, whose presidential ticket with Luisa González and Andrés Arauz is leading voter intention polls

Who are the presidential candidates for Ecuador’s early elections?

As Ecuador prepares for early general elections, we look at the presidential candidates who will replace Guillermo Lasso