Provincial and local election set for next March

Ecuadorians will return to the polls in March 2019, the National Electoral Council (CNE) confirmed last week. In addition to choosing local and provincial leaders, voters will for the first time elect representatives for the Consejo de Participacion Ciudadana y Control Social (CPCCS). In a meeting held March 23, CNE authorities announced that 13,425,896 citizens and residents would cast ballots nationwide to choose 5,670 local and provincial authorities and the 14 representatives to the CPCCS. The election is scheduled for March 24, 2019. A little more than $141 million federal dollars will go to fund the election, and according to…

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