He President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lassocommissioned the armed forces the protection of presidential candidates that they will dispute a runoff in the next elections before the wave of violence and murder that take place in the country.
He ecuadorian president He announced it through his official account on Twitter: “I have arranged to the Armed Forces to immediately take charge of the security of the presidential candidates. Our democracy is going to emerge strengthened from this electoral process and for this it is essential that the candidates have sufficient protection.”
“Our democracy is going to emerge strengthened from this electoral process and, for this, it is essential that the candidates have sufficient protection,” he added.
The decision was made after the national elections were held and in the middle of a string of non-stop violence marked by the murder of one of the candidates, Fernando Villavicencio, in a context of growth of organized crime.
zurita, another of the applicants who failed to enter the ballot, denounced threats in the hours after the elections: “Due to the security conditions themselves, I should be away from Ecuador for a while, because they are very serious and serious.”
Elections in Ecuador: González and Noboa will go to the ballot
With 75% scrutinized, the correísmo candidate Luisa Gonzalez prevailed in the elections Ecuador but he must define the election in a ballot with the conservative Daniel Noboa. The citizens came this Sunday to the ballot box to elect a new president in the midst of a climate of violence and fear after the assassination of a candidate in recent weeks and threats from gangs of drug trafficking against other applicants.
The electoral authority began to disseminate the results of the provisional scrutiny around 9:00 p.m. The provisional results gave 33.2% of the votes to Gonzalez, above Noboa which reached 24.05%.
Third appeared Christian Zurita of the Construye Movement, of which the late Fernando Villavicencio was a candidate, shot to death on August 9 by a criminal gang of drug traffickers.
According to the results, gonzalez and Noboa they must dispute a ballot on October 15 to define who will be the new president of the republic.