Andrés Aráuz

Rising Tensions Ahead of Second Round Elections in Ecuador

The lead up to the second round elections in Ecuador have been marked by misinformation campaigns, a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and fears of manipulation and fraud. On April 11, Andrés Arauz of the National Union for Hope (UNES)…

Will Andrés Arauz Be the Next President of Ecuador?

By Vijay Prashad and Pilar Troya In Ecuador’s presidential election held on February 7, 2021, Andrés Arauz won the largest number of votes but could not prevail in the first round against 15 other candidates; he won 32.71 percent of…

Ecuador: With 50% of the votes counted, Andrés Arauz and Yaku Pérez would go to the second round.

Around midnight, Quito time, the candidate of the Citizen Revolution, Andrés Arauz and the candidate of Pachakutik, Yaku Pérez, were leading the presidential elections that took place on Sunday, February 7. A 30.90% for Arauz and a 20.98% for Pérez…