Ecuador will host the second round of presidential elections

MEXICO city, 2 Jun – RIA Novosti. Residents of Ecuador on Sunday will determine the successor of Rafael Correa as President.

In the second round of voting were the two candidates. It is the representative of the ruling bloc “Alianza país” Lenin Moreno and the candidate of the movement of kreo-SCRIP Guillermo Lasso. At the end of February the first round, Moreno got more than 39% of the vote, which was not enough for victory, and Lasso has gained more than 28%.

Recent public opinion polls favored the victory of Moreno. Would vote for him more than 52% of the respondents. At the same time, analysts note that Lasso can count on a little less than 48% of the vote. The situation may change, as Lasso can get the voices of those Ecuadorians who are not satisfied with the current regime and in the first round voted for other candidates.

Recent data from the national electoral Council indicate that the right to vote have more than 12.8 million people. The voting in Ecuador is compulsory for all aged 18 to 65 years. For non-participation in elections relies fine at 37.5 dollars for violation of the prohibition on voting day, the fine — 187,5 dollars.

Moreno was Vice President of Ecuador from 2007 to 2013. To work the post 63-year-old Moreno has not even stopped the wheelchair to which he’s chained in 1998, when injured as the result of the attempted robbery. In case of victory he will become the first person with a disability, who became the head of Ecuador.

He became one of the main “pillars” of creating and implementing the country’s program “the mission of the Manuel Espejo”, aimed at social adaptation and inclusion in active social life of people with disabilities. Moreno promised to create in four years, 250 thousand new jobs and to maintain the current social policy oriented to the support of the poor.

Moreno married. He has three daughters. In 2012 he was nominated for the Nobel peace prize, and in 2013, became special envoy of the UN Secretary General on disability and accessibility.

Lasso, a former banker at the age of 61 years. He previously held the post of economy Minister in the government overthrown in 2000, President Jamil of Mawada. He was also the Governor of the province of Guayas. Bright representative of the conservative right opposition, Lasso a second time involved in the presidential elections.

His campaign motto was “let’s Go change.” Lasso went much further than Moreno and has promised to create 250 thousand and 1 million new jobs in four years, to cancel the 14 existing taxes and attract foreign investment.

In addition, Lasso has promised to deprive asylum in the Embassy of the country in London the founder of the portal WikiLeaks Julian Assange within 30 days after taking office.