Posted On 10 Mar 2017
The binomials that will dispute the presidency, on April 2, start today the campaign for the second round with a list of well-defined supports.
Although it is not ruled out that the adhesions continue appearing, the last ‘signings’ were given yesterday for the candidacies of Lenin Moreno, of the Alianza PAIS party, and Guillermo Lasso, of the CREO-SUMA alliance.
“Ivan Espinel will be part of my government,” was Moreno’s offer yesterday as the support for the Social Commitment Force candidate became official, who obtained 299,840 votes in the February elections.
It would not be Espinel’s first collaboration with the ruling party. He already held the management of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS), in Guayas, where he defended the self-styled citizen revolution, although he campaigned as a critic of the government.
Of the six presidential hopefuls, who did not get into the second round, he is the only one who chose to support Moreno. The remaining five have confirmed that they will promote the candidacy of Lasso. Another of the last alliances of the PAIS party is that of Centro Democrático, which joined in the first round the nomination of Paco Moncayo, but which was part of a conglomerate supporting the government known as the United Front.