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Ecuador: First Presidential Debate To Take Place Tonight

  • Andres Arauz (L) and Guillermo Lasso (R), Ecuador, March 19, 2021.

    Andres Arauz (L) and Guillermo Lasso (R), Ecuador, March 19, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @EcuadorWillana

Published 21 March 2021

Economy, health, security, education, and foreign policy will be the main topics to be discussed. 

Union for Hope (UNES) leftist presidential candidate Andres Arauz and right-wing Creating Opportunities (CREO) candidate Guillermo Lasso today will hold their first presidential debate of the April 11 runoff.


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According to the Manual of the National Debate Committee, notary Marcelo Saltos made the corresponding draws, which made Lasso the debate's first speaker, and Arauz the one to follow.

On Thursday National Electoral Council (CNE) set the five topics to be discussed during this first debate: economy, health, security, education, and foreign policy.

The campaign began officially on March 16, although neither candidate has stopped campaigning since the first round of elections was held on Feb 2, 2021.

Until now, the campaign teams have kept an intense focus on social media, which have been the main stage of political debate and have taken a central role in defining Ecuador's next president.

Pre-election silence will come on Apr. 8, only three days before the runoff, in which over 13 million Ecuadorians will be able to vote.

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