Presidential debate in Ecuador: date, time and thematic axes of the second round | International
Ecuador is preparing for the second round of the 2023 Early Legislative Presidential Elections and, in order to encourage informed voting, a debate will be held in which Luisa González, from the Citizen Revolution Movement, and Daniel Noboa, from the National Democratic Action alliance , they will engage in dialogue about their political agenda. Both candidates were chosen as finalists in the first round held in August. La correísta received the most votes with a 9% advantage over her current opponent. In total, González took 33% of the votes, while Noboa took 24%.
The first stage of the elections was marked by the murder of candidate Fernando Villavicencio during a public appearance. Before the homicide, the journalist revealed that he had received threats from criminal groups in alliance with the Sinaloa Cartel. Christian Zurita replaced Villavicencio as the presidential candidate of the Construye Movement and came third in the first round.
The preparations for the next election day, scheduled for Sunday, October 15, are the responsibility of the National Electoral Council of the Republic of Ecuador (CNE). The previous debate was key for Daniel Noboa: his participation gave him an advantage that exceeded the predictions of previous polls.
When and where to see it?
The Second Round Presidential Debate will take place on Sunday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. Ecuador time. The broadcast can be seen on the national radio and television network, and last-minute information will also be published on the CNE platforms.
The topics of the debate
Join EL PAÍS to follow all the news and read without limits.
The thematic axes that the candidates will address will be economy, security, society and politics. The first block will begin with the intervention of Daniel Noboa, and in it the candidates will be questioned about the internal budget, the El Niño phenomenon, job creation and dollarization. Subsequently, Luisa González will begin with block two, which will discuss the comprehensive management of the national security system, the subregional context of organized crime, the criminal intelligence system and forced disappearances of people.
The debate will continue with discussions on education, development of the health system, mental health, promotion plans for the inclusion of vulnerable groups, constitutional reforms, governance and representation of social security and the country's position within the framework of international relations.
Who will be the moderator?
Ruth del Salto was chosen by the CNE as the moderator of the meeting between the candidates. The communicator, who currently lives in Qatar with her family, will receive the question bank in the presence of a notary public, and the envelopes can only be opened on the day of the debate broadcast. Once at the event, the questions will be placed in transparent amphorae and it will be Salto who will draw up the topics to be discussed. According to a draw carried out by the CNE, Daniel Noboa will occupy lectern one, to the right side of the moderator. The candidate Luisa González will be located in number two, on the left side of the journalist.
Follow all the international information on Facebook and xor in our weekly newsletter.
- Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.
My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.
What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.
I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.
Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.
At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.
- Celebrities07/12/2023They arrest the woman allegedly involved in the theft of half a million pesos from the actress
- Celebrities07/12/2023Cold front 15 arrives
- Celebrities07/12/2023Three young people with long weapons are arrested in the streets of Monterrey; They do not exceed 20 years
- Celebrities07/12/2023Kalimba is criticized for asserting that men need to be violent to be complete