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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Heir To Banana Fortune Wins Ecuador’s Presidential Runoff

Daniel Noboa, an inexperienced politician and heir to a fortune built on the banana trade, emerged victorious in Ecuador's presidential runoff election, which was held amid unprecedented violence, including the tragic death of a candidate.


Noboa, aged 35, will govern Ecuador during a period marked by drug trafficking-related violence that has left citizens feeling vulnerable and concerned about their safety. I Photo: Daniel Noboa Azin Facebook



With over 97% of the votes counted, electoral officials announced that Noboa had secured 52.1% of the vote, compared to 47.9% for Luisa González, a leftist lawyer and ally of exiled former President Rafael Correa.


González conceded defeat and urged Noboa to fulfill his campaign promises during a speech before her supporters.


Government & politics: Politicians, government officials and delegates standing in front of their country flags in a political event in the financial district.

Noboa, aged 35, will govern Ecuador during a period marked by drug trafficking-related violence that has left citizens feeling vulnerable and concerned about their safety. He expressed his commitment to bringing peace, education, and employment opportunities to the country while addressing issues related to violence, corruption, and hatred.




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