Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We have a New President

General elections were held in Ecuador on 19 February 2017 alongside a referendum on tax havens.[1] Voters elected a new President and National Assembly. Incumbent President Rafael Correa of the PAIS Alliance was not eligible for re-election, having served two terms. In the first round of the presidential elections, PAIS Alliance candidate Lenín Moreno received 39% of the vote. Although he was more than 10% ahead of his nearest rival, Guillermo Lasso of the Creating Opportunities party, Moreno was just short of the 40% threshold required to avoid a run-off. As a result a second round was held on 2 April.[2] Based upon 99.05% of the vote counted, the National Electoral Council stated Lenin Moreno had received 51.16% of votes to Guillermo Lasso's 48.84%. (wikipedia)

So, roughly half the country is happy, and the other half is not...I have confidence that Lenin Moreno will continue in the good footsteps of Rafael Correa and bring Ecuador more health, wealth and happiness. He will take office next month, and I wish him well. Stay tuned, the adventure continues...

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