Eight are the options available for Ecuadorians to choose their President.
Rafael Correa opts for reelection; Álvaro Noboa is on his fifth attempt to reach Carondelet, representing the strength of the poor; Lucio Gutierrez, former president of Ecuador, tries to obtain a second chance as president; Alberto Acosta, a left candidate, choose the presidential seat in the wing of the opposition, having been one of the pillars that brought Correa to carry out their “socialist” project of the Citizen Revolution; Guillermo Lasso former banker, is presented as the candidate of the center-right, Norman Wray and Mauricio Rodas, represent a younger generation that comes as an option against Correa.
It is the tenth election since the return to democracy. 15 Assembly members and 116 provincial members will be elected. Three hundred thousand people will work on the election day, which will last 10 hours, while 320 observers monitor the purity of suffrage.
11,666,478 people are eligible to vote, even young people being 16 and 17 years and Ecuadorians abroad. 143 authorities are elected: president, vice president, assembly and Andean Parliament. 3 provinces (Guayas, Manabi and Pichincha) choose their assemblymen by districts, 80 intermediate counting boards will transmit the data to the computer system of the National Electoral Council (CNE).
At 17:00, national channel Ecuavisa along with El Universo Newspaper from Guayaquil and El Comercio Newspaper from Quito will spread the exit poll results, which are being carried by CEDATOS.