Update (2123 EST): President Lasso has congratulated Noboa on his election:
Estimado Daniel @DanielNoboaOk, presidente electo del Ecuador: mi felicitación por haber aspirado a servir a los ecuatorianos desde el sitial más alto al que puede aspirar un ciudadano. Hoy nuestro país te ha dado la confianza de dirigirlo, un altísimo honor sobre el que deseo…
— Guillermo Lasso (@LassoGuillermo) October 16, 2023
According to local Ecuadorian media, National Democratic Action (ADN) candidate, Daniel Noboa has been named President-elect after 80% of the votes have been counted. The announcement from Primicias reads below:
”The results of the vote count of the National Electoral Council (CNE) place Daniel Noboa as the next President of the Republic, to govern between December 2023 and May 2025 . With the trend maintained with 79.09% of votes counted (32,248), the ADN alliance candidate has the advantage with 52.13% of valid votes. While the Correísta candidate, Luisa González , reaches 47.87% .”
On May 17th, 2023, muerta cruzada was triggered in Ecuador when President Lasso dissolved the parliament as a vote was to be held on his impeachment articles. This triggered snap elections for the presidency, that runoff has now been predicted to end in the election of Noboa.
These elections have been marred by violence as demonstrated by the assassination of Fernando Villavicencio on August 9th in Quito, Ecuador. In fact, Noboa showed up to cast his vote in a bullet-proof vest.
Noboa is a center-right politician and businessman, heir to the Noboa Group of Companies and Noboa Corporation, with more than 110 companies in Ecuador and around the world. It is best known for its fruit exports.