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In the 7 February presidential election in Ecuador 36 year old leftwing candidate Andrés Arauz won the most votes, currently 33%.

On 19 February Ecuador’s National Electoral Council (CNE) confirmed that Arauz, who is supported by former President Rafael Correa, will joined in the 11 April run off vote by rightwing former banker Guillermo Lasso.
The period since the first election has been turbulent with indications that there are influential forces intent on preventing Arauz from winning the presidency.

With a new Biden presidency in the US, and in the wake of the return of the Movement Towards Socialism to the Bolivian presidency, the Ecuadorian elections are of great importance to the Left regionally and internationally. Join us as we explore the key issues at stake, whether Arauz is likely to win in April and what his presidency could mean for Ecuador and Latin America.

Panelists: Fidel Narvaez (political analyst and former diplomat at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London),  Joe Emersberger (political analyst)

Chaired by: Pablo Navarrete (Alborada co-editor) and Rachael Boothroyd (Alborada contributing editor)

The event will be streamed on the Alborada YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. 

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