The candidate from the National Democratic Action alliance, Daniel Noboa, won the presidential elections in Ecuador. About it it says on the website of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador.
After 91.5% of the votes were processed, Noboa had 52.12%, according to data posted on the council’s website. His opponent Luisa Gonzalez from the leftist Civil Revolution movement received 47.88% of the vote. She admitted defeat in the elections.
Noboa is 35 years old, he became the youngest president of Ecuador. How writes Primicias newspaper, he will work in this post for about a year and a half – until the end of May 2025, when new elections will be held in the country. Prior to this, Noboa was a member of the country’s Assembly (parliament) from 2017 to 2023. Then he headed the parliamentary friendship group between Russia and Ecuador. In this capacity, in 2022, he came to Moscow and proposed entrusting Ecuador with the role of mediator in negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. Noboa was born into the family of businessman Alvaro Noboa, who ran for president five times.
On August 9, Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was killed after an election rally in the capital of the Republic of Quito, which took place at the Coliseo TW Anderson. An unknown person shot the politician three times in the head. He was taken to hospital without signs of life, where he was pronounced dead. As a result of the incident, nine more people were injured, and the attacker died. Several weeks earlier, Villavicencio had reported threats against him.
In May, then-current head of state Guillermo Lasso dissolved the national assembly and announced elections. Early presidential and parliamentary elections in Ecuador were held on August 20, the second round of voting took place on October 15. The new president will take office in late November – early December.