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The Citizen Revolution movement, from Ecuador, presented this Saturday in the city of Portoviejo, province of Manabí (west), Luisa González and Andrés Arauz as their candidates to contest the presidency and vice presidency of the country in the next elections, scheduled for 20 of August


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The presentation of the Binomial of Hope took place during an act with militants and supporters, held at the La Esperanza Events Center, in the aforementioned city. The candidates for assembly members were also presented.

First female candidate of the Citizen Revolution

Luisa Magdalena González Alcívar graduated from the International University of Ecuador, where she graduated as a lawyer. She has a master's degree in Senior Management (Institute of Higher National Studies) and in International Economics and Development (Complutense University of Madrid).

He was an assembly member of the Union for Hope for Manabí from 2021 until Lasso, fearful of the outcome of the impeachment trial, applied the "cross death" and dissolved Parliament.

She has been part of the Ecuadorian public administration since 2016, when she served as General Undersecretary of Public Administration. The following year she was appointed advisor at Correos del Ecuador, consul general of Ecuador in Alicante, Spain, and general secretary of the Superintendence of Companies, Securities and Insurance.

Between 2018 and 2019 she was the national secretary of the Andean Parliament and has also been appointed as deputy minister of Tourism and Labor.

A local corporate media published that "in the National Assembly, González was recognized as one of the staunchest defenders of Correa."

Latin Americanist and convinced progressive

Andrés David Arauz Galarza was a candidate for the Ecuadorian Presidency during the 2021 elections, in the company of journalist and engineer Carlos Rabascall. They won the first round, but were outdone by Lasso in the second round.

He has a degree in Economics and Mathematics (University of Michigan, USA), a Master's in Development Economics (Flacso-Ecuador) and a doctoral student in Financial Economics (National Autonomous University of Mexico). He is 38 years old.

Between 2015 and 2017 he served as coordinating minister of Knowledge and Human Talent. He was in charge of the Culture and Heritage portfolio in 2017. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Progressive International, founded in 2020.

Before, between 2011 and 2013, he was general bank director of the Central Bank of Ecuador. In successive years he would be undersecretary of the National Secretariat for Planning and Development, and general director of the National Public Procurement Service.

During the elections on August 20, the Presidency, Vice-Presidency and National Assembly will be renewed to conclude the constitutional period 2021-2025. The electoral campaign will take place from August 8 to 17. Candidates for the Presidency must participate in electoral debates on a mandatory basis.

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