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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ecuador presidential elections 2017. Quito, Ecuador. November 2016.

Ecuador has set Feb. 19, 2017, as election day.
Presidential candidates, 2017 presidential elections.



Cynthia Viteri
source  WikiCynthiaViteri
Cynthia Fernanda Viteri Jiménez de Villamar (born 19 November 1965 in Guayaquil) is an Ecuadorian advocate, journalist and politician. She was a candidate in the 2006 presidential elections of Ecuador and finished fifth. Between 1998 and 2007 she was a member of the National Congress.  Since 2009 she has been a member of the National Assembly.
P.S. My impression that she is being discredited. I have heard opinions that because she couldn't save her own marriage she cannot lead a country. However nobody could tell me about source of this information, about not saving her own marriage, usually the answers were "someone told me". 

Lenin Moreno
source ReutersLeninMoreno
Ecuador's ruling party tapped a former vice president and ally of leftist President Rafael Correa as its candidate for president on Saturday in an election to be held in February.
Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés (born 19 March 1953) was Correa's vice president from 2007 to 2013 and is currently a United Nations special envoy on disability and accessibility. 
Lenin Moreno was once a wealthy businessman and politician. But in 1998, he was shot in the back as gunmen stole his car from a parking lot in Quito. He was paralyzed from the waist down. 
P.S. history-repeats-itself

Paco Moncayo
source WikiPacoMoncayo
Paco Rosendo Moncayo Gallegos (born October 8, 1940 in Quito) is a former Mayor of Quito, 
Ecuador and a retired General of the Army. In 2000 Paco Moncayo was elected Mayor of Metropolitan Quito on behalf of the Party of the Democratic Left, being re-elected for a second term in 2004.
P.S. People opinion about this candidate: while being Mayor and overseeing construction of new Quito airport he had personal gain. Again, no sources provided.

Guillermo Lasso
Guillermo Alberto Santiago Lasso Mendoza (born 16 November 1955) is an Ecuadorian businessman and politician, presidential candidate for the Ecuadorian general election, 2013 for the party Creating Opportunities. He arrived in second place with 22.68% of valid votes, but as  incumbent President Rafael Correa received 57.17% of votes, a round-off didn't take place.
Lasso is the largest share holder in Banco de Guayaquil.
P.S. My impression that Lasso is being discredited as well. I voted for him in 2013 election and since 2013 when I talk to Ecuadorians about presidential candidates, Lasso in particular, almost everyone says that he is corrupted and guilty of thievery.  Again, nobody could tell me about source of this information, usually the answers were "someone told me". 



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