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Implications of Ecuador's Presidential Election First Round

MIN READFeb 17, 2021 | 15:03 GMT

Ecuadorean presidential candidate Yaku Perez (L) and his partner French-Brazilian Manuela Picq (R) speak with an OAS member during a meeting with his competitor Guillermo Lasso, CNE and OAS members, at the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Quito, on February 12, 2021.

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Results from Ecuador’s first round of presidential elections in February suggest that the second round in April will usher in a return of populism, a rejection of the International Monetary Fund's economic reform process and the growing popularity of an environmentally-focused political movement....

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