Daniel Noboa leads in polls with 54.87% for the upcoming runoff vote in Ecuador. His opponent, Luisa González, has 45.13%, says a Comunicaliza survey.
Many undecided voters lack enough information to choose. One in five undecided voters like both candidates.
The survey counted 8.6% of votes as blank or invalid. Undecided voters make up 12.9%. The survey sampled 6,002 people online. It has a margin of error of 1.26%.
In the first vote, González got 33.61% and Noboa had 23.47%. A candidate needs 40% of votes and a 10-point lead to win in the first round.
Over 13 million Ecuadorians will vote in the runoff. President Guillermo Lasso dissolved Parliament due to a crisis.
He also called for new elections. About 409,250 migrants can vote in person for the presidential pair.
They can also vote for new national and overseas lawmakers.
Daniel Noboa is from the Acción Democrática Nacional alliance. Luisa González is part of the Revolución Ciudadana movement.
This is Noboa’s first time running for office.
González is a veteran politician. Noboa focuses on economic growth and job creation. González aims for social justice and equality.
Both candidates have different political backgrounds and priorities.
This runoff election is critical for Ecuador. The country has faced political instability recently. The last government faced a severe political crisis.
The new president will govern until May 2025. The runoff allows the public a second chance to choose.
It’s a vital step in Ecuador’s democratic process.
The election will impact both domestic and foreign policies. Both candidates offer distinct paths for Ecuador’s future.