Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ecuadoreans Head To The Polls Today To Decide Their Next President

Reuters: Ecuador chooses between leftist, ex-banker in tight presidential vote

Ecuadoreans were voting on Sunday in a hard-fought presidential election that could see an ally of President Rafael Correa extend a decade of leftist rule or a former banker usher in more business-friendly policies.

The Andean country is on edge after a tense campaign that centered on a flagging economy, while the region is watching to see if Ecuador will follow Argentina, Brazil and Peru in shifting to the right as a commodities boom ended.

Ecuador's election also has international repercussions, with conservative challenger Guillermo Lasso vowing to remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from Ecuador's London embassy if he wins the Sunday run-off.

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WNU Editor: I ahve been told that jobs are the number one concern in Ecuador. But is it enough to give conservative challenger Guillermo Lasso the margin necessary for victory .... I have my doubts.

More News On Today's Presidential Election In Ecuador

Ecuador decides between leftist and ex-banker in run-off… and fate of Assange -- France 24
Ecuadorans vote in tense elections, and brace for a narrow finish -- Washington Post
Ecuador Picks Successor to President Correa Amid Heavy Security -- Bloomberg
Ecuador election could determine Julian Assange's fate -- SKY News
Ecuador heads to polls in vote that may serve as political weathervane for region -- Miami Herald
Ecuador Heads to Polls in Tightly Contested Presidential Race -- WSJ
A leftist candidate tries to hold the line in Ecuador as Latin America moves right -- Washington Post
Venezuela Crisis Casts Shadow Over Ecuador Presidential Election -- Reuters
Ecuador Election Guide: What's at Stake and Who's the Favorite in Second Round Vote? -- Newsweek
Factbox: Leftist and Banker Fight for Ecuador Presidency -- Reuters

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