Post electoral: presidential elections in Ecuador
On Sunday, April 11, a presidential run-off election was held in Ecuador. With almost 99% of ballots counted, the winner has been announced as Guillermo Lasso (CREO-PSC), who with 52.4% of the votes trimphed over this rival Andrés Arauz (UNES), endorsed by ex-President Correa. Lasso has stated “the country will take a different course from that of the last 14 years”, referring to the tenures of his predecessors Correa and Lenín Moreno. The economic and health crisis will be the main challenges for Lasso, who takes office on May 24.