Posted On 09 Mar 2017
From tomorrow, Lenin Moreno, from the ranks of PAIS, and Guillermo Lasso, leader of the CREO-SUMA Alliance, will begin the race for the presidential chair.
According to the agenda of the National Electoral Council, the campaign will last 20 days.
In recent days, the government party raised the tone of its speech. The government did not hesitate to recover the specter of the banking holiday, the economic crisis of 1999 to beat the opposition candidate. The whole state apparatus is concentrating its efforts on that, including President Rafael Correa, and the government media.
Moreno (on the ‘thank you tour’ since last February 20) only had to jump into the wave. “The letter of introduction of Mr. Guillermo Lasso is the bank holiday. Mine is the Manuela Espejo Mission,” he said on May 24 of last year. “I know your vote is not a blank check that is endorsed by a bank,” he added in his newly released spot to convince voters in the runoff. He also offers “a country where we are not seen as customers.”
Political analyst, journalist and professor Francisco Rocha believes that the candidate of the CREO movement will respond and “will have to resort to cases of corruption that are evident and have been recognized by the government.”