Ecuador heads to the polls this week to elect its next President (and Vice president and some Assembly members), in what is likely to be an historic outcome, moving the country either slightly to the right or firmly back into the far left that ruled during Rafael...
“Will you keep the subsidies or free up fuel and gas prices?”
Here are the responses to that question from the 16 candidates for the Presidency of Ecuador. Most of the candidates for the Presidency of the Republic agree that the subsidy for gas for domestic use should be maintained, although some speak of targeting or a partial elimination of the rest of fuels. The price of […]
“Will you keep the contribution to the retirement pensions in IESS at 40%?
Here are the responses to that question from the 16 candidates for the Presidency of Ecuador. In 2015, the Law for Labor Justice came into force – which reached the Assembly as an initiative of the Rafael Correa government – that eliminated the obligation for the State to contribute 40% of the retirement pensions granted […]
“Will you comply with the agreement signed with the IMF?”
Here are the responses to that question from the 16 candidates for the Presidency of Ecuador. Last September Ecuador signed a financial agreement with the Monetary Fund for $6.5 billion in financing for 27 months. Almost all the candidates said that they will renegotiate the agreement that the Lenín Moreno government signed with the International […]
“What do you propose in terms of financial resources, personnel and legislation to overcome the problem of insecurity (“crime”) in the country?”
Here are the responses to that question from the 16 candidates for the Presidency of Ecuador. During 2020, a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis, violence in the country grew, as murders went from 875 (in 2019) to 986, that is, they rose 13%; and femicides also increased by 13% compared to […]
“What actions will you take so that the health system covers all medical care?
Here are the responses to that question from the 16 candidates for the Presidency of Ecuador. Building more hospitals, giving more budget or managing a comprehensive health network that includes not only the State, but the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) and other institutions are part of the presidential proposals. Each of the 16 […]
“How will you face the COVID-19 pandemic? “
Here are the responses to that question from the 16 candidates for the Presidency of Ecuador. Thru Sunday, Ecuador registered 250,828 people infected with COVID-19 and 14,859 deaths (between confirmed and probable cases), according to the daily report of the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE). The arrival of the pandemic in the country and the […]
“How will the weight of public debt decrease?
Here are the responses to that question from the 16 candidates for the Presidency of Ecuador. The 16 candidates for the Presidency of the Republic have different visions to face one of the great problems of the country. Each of them was asked: “How will you reduce the weight of debt in your budget? How will […]
Ecuador Verifica fact checks more Presidential campaign claims
Over the last two months, we’ve run articles from Ecuador Verifica, an initiative in the country that brings together 14 media, 9 civil society organizations and 7 universities. Its objectives are to combat misinformation, verify the veracity of the speeches of the candidates (and their supporters or detractors) for the 2021 Ecuadorian election, and to develop […]
You did okay Lenin
Well, Ecuador elects a new president this Sunday. But the odds are that no candidate will get enough votes in the first round for outright victory (there are 16 candidates!). So, there will be a run-off in April. Oddsmakers say it will likely be between Rafael...
Mild Improvement In Case Numbers But Vaccine Delivery Date Still In Question
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Tuesday, FEBRUARY 2, 2021 The numbers we presented over the last two weeks were alarming, not only for the shear increase in cases and deaths, but also because of how quickly things changed from three weeks ago. Fortunately, this week, things have improved […]