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AQ Podcast: What to Know About Ecuador’s Election

Familiar faces loom over a crowded field of presidential hopefuls.
Nikita Kataev
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There are sixteen candidates in Ecuador’s presidential election scheduled for Feb. 7, but polls suggest voters aren’t too excited about any of them. Whoever they settle on, that person will have to work overtime to manage a country battered by a pandemic and a fiscal crisis. Political analyst Sebastián Hurtado joins the podcast to assess the country’s outlook and the leading presidential candidates, including a protégé of Former President Rafael Correa, the “incumbent” candidate who’s never been president, and the “outsider” who could surprise everyone.

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Sebastián Hurtado is the co-founder and CEO of Prófitas, a political risk consultancy based in Quito.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.  

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