April 11 Guillermo Lasso, candidate of the Christian Socialist Party Alliance of the Right-wing Party in Ecuador, announced on the evening of the 11th that he defeated Andrés Araus, the candidate of the Hope Alliance representing the center-left Front, in the second round of the presidential election held on the same day. Win.
According to the 98.40% of the votes completed by the EEC, Lasso got 52.49% of the votes and Araus obtained 47.51% of the votes. Araus has admitted defeat and congratulated Lasso. Eritrean President Moreno also congratulated Lasso on winning the election. The Electoral Commission of Eritrea will officially announce the final results after completing all the ballot statistics.
After learning of the preliminary results of the general election, Lasso held a press conference in Guayaquil, the largest city in Eritrea, to thank the Ecuadorian people for their trust and support. He said that today is a historic day, and the Ecuadorian people have chosen change and hope to take a different development path.
Lasso, a former banker, is 65 years old. He was the governor of Guayas Province and the Minister of Economy of Ecuador. Analysts believe that Russo learned the lessons of the previous two defeats in the election campaign, used change as the key word, and took advantage of people’s dissatisfaction with the economic depression under the coronavirus epidemic to win the election in the second round of voting.
The first round of voting in the Ecuadorian general election was held on February 7. Araus and Lasso received 32.72% and 19.74% of the votes respectively, neither of which met the legal conditions for victory and entered the second round of competition.