Ecuador elects Daniel Noboa president and Correismo suffers a new electoral defeat
At 35, the son of banana magnate Álvaro Noboa has become the youngest elected president in the history of the Latin American country, by beating the Correísta candidate, Luisa González, who aspired to be the first woman to win a presidential election.
Ecuador has chosen the young businessman this Sunday Daniel Noboa as its new president in an extraordinary election where he once again inflicted a new electoral defeat in the second round on Correism, as already happened in 2021, when the movement of former president Rafael Correa (2007-2017) also fell short of returning to power .
Noboa, heir to one of the richest families in the country, has become at 35 years old the youngest elected president in the country's history, by beating the Correista candidate, Luisa González, who aspired to be the first woman to win. presidential elections in Ecuador.
The son of banana magnate Álvaro Noboa achieved in his first attempt what his father had resisted on five occasions when he sought to reach the Presidency, and he did it in a surprising way, since at the beginning of the electoral process he did not start among the favorites, but He gave the surprise by entering the second round.
While González was the candidate with the most votes in the first round with 33.61% of the votes, in this second round he remained in less than 48%.
For his part, Noboa came second in the first round with 23.46% of the votes, but reached more than 52% in this second round, supported by the right and by anti-Correísta groups, among them left-wing groups as part of the indigenous movement.
With a difference of about four percentage points, González has accepted defeat and has unequivocally congratulated the victory of Noboa, who immediately followed up in a brief speech to point out that "hope begins to work from tomorrow."
The young businessman and former assemblyman has received the results with a private party in his house in front of the beach in Olón, a resort in the coastal province of Santa Elena where he had gone in the morning to vote, while his followers celebrated in the streets and in convention centers in the cities of Guayaquil and Quito.
The State Department of USA has congratulated Noboa. "The United States applauds the Ecuadorian people for exercising their right to vote and reaffirming their commitment to democracy. We look forward to working with the president-elect, Daniel Noboa, and the people of Ecuador to build a more secure, prosperous and equitable hemisphere," he said. State spokesman Matthew Miller in a statement.
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