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Ecuador Opposition Candidate Gains Support from More Political Parties

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - Mar 10, 2017, 6:29 pm
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Political parties Izquierda Democrática (Democratic Left), Movimiento Fuerza Ecuador (Ecuadorian Strength Movement) and Guayaquil’s mayor, Jaime Nebot expressed their support for Guillermo Lasso (La República)

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In Ecuador, support for presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso is growing. The Democratic Left Party (ID) and other political leaders announced their support for Lasso in the second round of elections.

On Thursday, March 9th, the Izquierda Democrática party (ID), based in the southern province of Azuay, announced its support for the presidential ticket of Lasso-Paez, of the alliance CREO-SUMA.

“Our candidate represents change in Ecuador: Guillermo Lasso and Andres Paez. The Democratic Left has unanimously decided to support Lasso-Páez’s candidacies as a sign of responsibility towards the country.”

ID Azuay became the first delegation in the country to announce its support, and asked other provinces to join.

Additionally, the mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot, posted a video on Youtube in favor of Lasso and explained that the presidential candidate’s proposals are the ones that most resemble the mayor’s party, the Social Christian party.

 

Nebot asked Lasso to “do what is necessary to win, and that is, to win the votes he did not have in the second round.”

He also suggested that Lasso adopt some of the Social Christian party candidate Cynthia Viteri’s campaign proposals.

“There are circumstances where party flags do not matter, the only thing that matters is our national flag. This is one of those circumstances,” he said.

Movimiento Fuerza Ecuador (Ecuadorian Strength Movement) also announced its support for opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso.

Former president Abdala Bucaram Pulley chaired the meeting which was held behind closed doors. But before the meeting he told the media that one of the points they will address with the presidential candidate is the need for a Constituent Assembly to dismantle president Correa’s movement and to investigate their acts of corruption.

Sources: La Republica, El Comercio

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Sabrina Martín is a Venezuelan journalist, commentator, and editor based in Valencia with experience in corporate communication. Follow @SabrinaMartinR.