Guillermo Lasso, a former banker with close ties to the US, won Ecuador’s presidential election, defeating progressive candidate Andrés Arauz. The left, meanwhile, remains a major political force in Ecuador and will resist the avalanche of attacks to come.
The government of President Lenín Moreno is interfering in the election of the next President. Last weekend it tried to seize digital content from the database that administers the electoral system. It is attempting to stop the election of Andrés Arauz, the left’s candidate, who topped the first round of the election.
Progressive International statement in defence of Ecuador’s democracy.
Reactionary forces are leading a dirty and dishonest campaign to remove the leading candidate Andrés Arauz and delay the second round of the Presidential election.