2017 Ecuadorian general election facts for kids
2017 general elections were held in Ecuador on 19 February 2017 alongside a referendum on tax havens.
Incumbent President Rafael Correa of the PAIS Alliance was not eligible for re-election, having served two terms. In the first round of the presidential elections, PAIS Alliance candidate Lenín Moreno received 39% of the vote. Although he was more than 10% ahead of his nearest rival, Guillermo Lasso of the Creating Opportunities party, Moreno was just short of the 40% threshold required to avoid a run-off.
As a result, a second round was held on 2 April. In the second round Moreno was elected president with 51.16% of the vote.
|Candidate||Party||First round||Second round|
|Lenín Moreno||PAIS Alliance||3,716,343||39.36||5,062,018||51.16|
|Guillermo Lasso||Creating Opportunities||2,652,403||28.09||4,833,389||48.84|
|Cynthia Viteri||Social Christian Party||1,540,903||16.32|
|Paco Moncayo||National Agreement for Change||634,033||6.71|
|Abdalá Bucaram, Jr.||Fuerza Ecuador||455,187||4.82|
|Iván Espinel Molina||Fuerza Compromiso Social||299,840||3.18|
|Patricio Zuquilanda Duque||Patriotic Society Party||72,679||0.77|
|Washington Pesántez||Movimiento Unión Ecuatoriana||71,107||0.75|
|Source: CNE , CNE|
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