In Pichincha 17 candidates want to lead the Provincial Council, their proposals also focus on how to connect rural areas with cities and generate more development poles for production. Less than 19 days before the sectional elections of 2019 are held, the candidates for prefects in Pichincha intensify their campaigns, especially with tours of rural areas.
The offers are diversified around the road and how to connect the countryside with cities, collection centers and the possibility that agricultural, livestock and artisan products have the added value that drives exports. With 2’576.287 inhabitants, according to the 2010 census, Pichincha is the second most populated province of Ecuador, after Guayas, it has 8 cantons: Cayambe Mejía, Rumiñahui, Pedro Moncayo, Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Puerto Quito, San Miguel de los Bancos and the Metropolitan District of Quito.
The rural area of Pichincha has large agricultural areas, the main crops of the highlands are: wheat, barley, corn, potatoes, oats, tomatoes and onions; while in the northwest we have banana, cane, African palm, coffee, cocoa, palm hearts. However, there are only two roads: Aloag-Santo Domingo and La Calacalí la Independencia. (I)