According to the two reports submitted (campaign spending and monitoring) for Participación Ciudadana (PC), the public press was “generous” in covering the presidential campaign of the representative binomial of list 35 (Alianza PAIS).
While private media, according to the reports, were more equitable with most candidates. 23 media were monitored in total.
According to the monitoring carried out in the 23 media (nine television stations, six radio stations and eight press media), Rafael Correa had 1,405 minutes over television and radio coverage compared to Guillermo Lasso, who was second, while Alvaro Noboa, the last one on the list, had 24% less exposure compared to Correa.
Another report delivered by the PC dealed with the use of the electoral promotion fund, from January 4 to February 14. The result revealed that Correa spent $ 1,021,505.81 and had 461 minutes in television. Lasso, $ 773,961.66 with 533 minutes, Gutierrez $ 481,023.51 with 325 minutes, Noboa $ 480,476.25 with 207 minutes, Wray $ 414,955.50 with 200 minutes, Rodas $ 412,073.72 with 388 minutes, Acosta $ 371,533.05 with 439 minutes and Zavala $ 224,693.05 with 75 minutes.