April 14, 2024
Common Patricio Carrillo and Andrea Gonzalez Nader, amongst different supporters of assassinated presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, at a press convention this Saturday in Quito (Ecuador).Santiago Fernandez (EFE)

The political motion Construye, from Ecuador, has introduced this Saturday that Andrea Gonzalez Nader shall be its new presidential candidate, changing Fernando Villavicencio, who final Wednesday was assassinated by alleged hitmen on the exit of an electoral rally.

Andrea Gonzalez Nader is an environmental engineer and till now held the candidacy for vice chairman within the binomial headed by Villavicencio. She builds she has indicated in a press release that she is going to announce within the subsequent few hours who she is going to substitute quantity two on the poll.

If the Nationwide Electoral Council (CNE) accepts this transformation, Gonzalez Nader will take part this Sunday within the debate that the presidential candidates will maintain one week earlier than the vote for these extraordinary normal elections, referred to as for subsequent August 20.

“According to that, the governing our bodies of the motion have ratified this choice and Andrea Gonzalez shall be registered as a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador,” he added. Within the assertion, signed by the nationwide secretary of Construye, Raul Gonzalez, it’s detailed that within the assembly of the governing our bodies of the motion “the names of different residents had been additionally analyzed, however they had been unanimously rejected.” “We urge allied teams and pals that, based mostly on Fernando’s legacy, any distinction is handled respectfully,” the textual content concludes.

If Gonzalez Nader’s presidential candidacy earlier than the CNE is finalized, there shall be two girls who will run for the top of state out of a complete of eight candidacies in competition. The opposite lady in competition is former Assemblywoman Luisa Gonzalez, from the Citizen Revolution (RC), the motion led by former President Rafael Correa (2007-2017).

The winners of those elections will full the 2021-2025 interval, interrupted by the invocation final Might by the present president, Guillermo Lasso, of the constitutional mechanism of “cross loss of life”, with which he dissolved the Nationwide Meeting (Parliament), of opposition majority, for the time being when it was getting ready to vote on his dismissal.

On this means, Lasso pressured this name for extraordinary elections, which, in flip, implied a discount in his mandate, which he doesn’t intend to finish till 2025, for the reason that present head of state will not be working for re-election.