February 16, 2017
Ecuador appears to be in the mood for change.
Lenin Moreno, the anointed successor to President Rafael Correa, was predicted to win but now looks unlikely to avoid a run-off in elections this weekend. The polls have been narrowing and now even more so after Moreno’s running mate Jorge Glas was implicated in the Petrobas scandal.
A poll last week by Quito-based CEDATOS gave Moreno just a 32 percent share of the vote. He would need to secure a majority of all valid votes or win over 40 percent wit
Edwin Guttierez, Head of Emerging Market Sovereign Debt at Aberdeen Asset Management, offers his view on Ecuador's presidential election