The Plenary of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) proclaimed the official results of the first round of the presidential elections that were held on February 7. Andrés Arauz was the most voted force, but it did not obtain an absolute majority nor did it reach 40% of the votes plus ten points of difference.
2nd round – April 11
Guillermo Lasso and Yaku Pérez were the next two most voted forces and until last morning we did not meet the second politician who will be in the second round. Finally, Lasso will be here on April 11 to politically confront Andrés Arauz to be the new president of the country.
Andrés Arauz, from the progressive Union for Hope (Unes), got a total of 3,033,753 votes (32.72%). For its part, Guillermo Lasso, from the CREO-Christian Social Party (CREO-PSC) alliance, obtained a total of 1,830,045 votes (19.74%), a small advantage over the indigenous candidate, Yaku Pérez, of the Pachakutik movement (1,797,445 votes, 19.39%), according to the CNE.
“Arauz and Lasso go to the second electoral round on April 11 in accordance with the provisions of Article 89 of the Democracy Code, “reported Santiago Vallejo, secretary of the CNE. The full rejected Yaku Pérez’s request to suspend the vote count in Guayas and 50% in other 16 provinces.