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Ecuador Voting in Snap Election with Progressive Candidate Favored to Win

HeadlineAug 18, 2023

Ecuador is gearing up for a snap presidential election on Sunday after current President Guillermo Lasso dissolved Congress in May to avoid his impeachment. At least three political leaders have been killed in recent weeks, including presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio. This is progressive presidential front-runner Luisa González of the Citizen Revolution Movement party.

Luisa González: “They want to fill us with hopelessness so they can bury us in sadness and pain. That way, they can immobilize us. But we will react. We will react firmly and strongly by saying no.”

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