Ecuador Run-Off Set To Polarize Nation

Ecuador Run-Off Set To Polarize Nation

Andean

Ecuador is set for a run-off election on November 26 after none of the presidential candidates secured the majority necessary for a first-round win. With 63% of the ballots counted, banana magnate Álvaro Naboa surprised most analysts by taking 26.77% of the votes against 22.45% won by populist candidate Rafael Correa. The run-off is likely to highlight the socio-geographic divide in the Latin American nation, with the majority of Naboa's support coming from middle-class voters on the coast aroun

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