A progressive candidate nominated to represent Rafael Correa's Citizen Country Email List Revolution. In addition, Lasso managed to secure second place and go to the ballot with a Country Email List minimum difference of just 0.3% (equivalent to 32,000 votes out of a total of almost 9.3 million Country Email List voters) over Pérez, candidate of the Unity Movement , leftist political party and electoral arm of the Ecuadorian indigenous movement. In other words, Lasso overcame a considerable difference, in a context in which everything pointed to a good part of the progressive-leaning votes received in the first round by the.
Candidate going to support the progressive option represented by Andrés . After all, Country Email List Lasso embodied a very conservative orientation option in the social sphere and in favor of market liberalization policies in the economic sphere. How, then, was the victory Country Email List of a banker close to the Opus Dei faction of the Catholic Church and neoliberal rhetoric possible? In this article we do not address the broader context of political economy in which these elections are inserted. The objective is more austere: we present a Country Email List structural reading of public opinion trends and the electoral mechanics that made possible the election of Lasso as the new president of Ecuador. The first electoral round and the limits of Until the first round.
Proposed a return to a past to which not even some wanted to return. His Country Email List proposal consisted, in short, of getting back on track with the Correa government that Country Email List Moreno had abandoned since 2017. The message was clear: was not proposing a change Country Email List and nothing was (necessarily) new; the point was to return to what was already there and what was dismantled in the last three years by Moreno's "betrayal." The problem with a campaign focused on that message was that, at the end of the Correa administration, even voters were dissatisfied with the state of the economy.