More neoliberalism in Ecuador and the second round in Peru – Juventud Ribeldi

QUITO AND LIMA, April 12 – It was more difficult than the same for Ecuadorians and a fresh election campaign for Peru won by skepticism, leaving the ballot on Sunday in both countries.

Right-wing Guillermo Lasso was honored as the winner of the presidential election in Ecuador with the expected deepening of neoliberalism, while in Peru, expectations of a low score were met for the candidates, which is why there will be an expected vote.

The count in Ecuador was considered irrevocable when 98.29% of the records were checked, the Creo-PSC candidate received 52.49% of the vote and Arauz 47.51%, according to the Electoral College website.

The rival candidate quickly recognized the victory of the right-wing banker.

Andres Arause, the young representative of Coresmo presented by the National Union of Hope (UNES) congratulated Laso, called for continued work for unity, and emphasized that the political project he is proposing is permanent because it defends the lives of Ecuadorians.

“(…) We must build consensus, for this is an electoral setback, not a political and moral defeat,” Arouz said, stressing also that all sectors of the people would accompany their struggle to defend rights, Telesur. mentioned.

“This nomination succeeded in the future in reconfiguring progressive ties with social organizations; We will dedicate ourselves to continuing to establish bonds of unity, “he said, in what would constitute an advance in the strategy that the so-called correísmo would pursue.

The UNES candidate urged Lasso to respect political differences and “the rule of law, and not to imprison Ecuadorians who think differently (…) We should be one country,” referring to the political persecution of those cadres and followers. Through an indictment and imprisonment without evidence, in a politicized judicial process known as the war.

“We were victims of harassment, persecution, hatred, attempts to ban our movement, and permanent attacks on families (…),” Arouz recalls, citing some of the reasons that made it possible to achieve the victory of the right in the elections.

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In this sense, analysts such as Marco Troji in Página 12 believe that Arause’s defeat can be explained by restrictions in his campaign, in the framework of a movement with persecuted politicians, with leaders from outside the country and little organizational structure, PL cited. .

In the 12 points Laso won between the first round and Sunday, it was also important that Yaco Perez voters, despite his call for an “ideological void vote”, offered their support for the right, as did the followers of another first-round candidate, Xavier Hervas.

Meanwhile, Laso has already presented what his mandate will be with the Ecuadorian central bank privatization project, which could be done before Lenin Moreno leaves the Carondelet presidential palace on May 24, at his discretion.

Nevertheless, in his first remarks, the President-elect asserted that democracy had triumphed and promised that since his inauguration on May 24th, “We will take responsibility for the challenge of changing the fate of our country and realizing Ecuador for all.” The opportunities and prosperity we all crave.

Analysts believe, however, that the ruling may not be easy because it hardly includes 12 lawmakers in the 137-seat National Assembly, as Coresmo will have around 50 lawmakers and Pachacutec, the political arm of the Union of Indigenous Nationalities (KONI), and some 26.

The right-wing Christian Social Party, which supported Lasso for the presidency, won 18 seats, but experts say the president will not get those votes in the assembly.

Meanwhile, in Peru, Pedro Castillo, the teacher who ran for the Peruvian Liberation Party with 17 other presidential candidates, led the elections with about 15.87 percent of the vote, ensuring his participation in the ballot. Scheduled for June 6, but not announced as president.

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Castillo’s competitor in the next electoral contest among the presidential candidates will be Hernando de Soto, from Avanza Pais, who collects 14.47 per cent of the counted votes; Raphael Lopez Aliaga, of Renovación Popular (13, 13 percent) and Keiko Fujimori, of Fuerza Popular (12.18 percent), reported the dispatches.

Electoral authorities announced the final results for the first week of May.

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