Ecuador suffers from the generalized deterioration of practically all its social, macro and microeconomic indicators, as well as the credibility of its public institutions. In a framework in which the divorce between the political establishment and society is increasing, poverty, child begging, school absenteeism, suicides, family debt, citizen insecurity, and deterioration of the Whatsapp Mobile Number List market are growing rapidly. of labor, unemployment, external indebtedness and the loss of prestige of the institutional framework. Although this process already came before, the conditions became dramatic after the impact of the covid-19 pandemic in the country. Perhaps the most brutal consequence of all this has been the nearly 40,000 deaths during 2020above the average number of deaths corresponding to previous years.
It is in this context that the two main political tendencies existing in the country defined their electoral strategy. On the one hand, the correísta option headed by Andrés Arauz –since Rafael Correa is legally prevented from being a candidate–, who articulated as the main narrative that “hope returns” to the country or calls for “simply comparing the previous government with this one and thinking when we were better." On the other hand, conservatism led by Whatsapp Mobile Number List with Jaime Nebot's Social Christian Party (PSC)– trying to position that Lenín Moreno was originally the candidate endorsed by Rafael Correa and therefore a sign of his continuity. All this Whatsapp Mobile Number List that the current government's turn to neoliberal political positions was sustained with the support of the Lasso and Nebot caucuses in the National Assembly. In summary, the electoral political cleavage was positioned between the –a priori– two great ideological tendencies of the country in correísmo vs. anticorreismo, a polarization that benefited both tendencies.
In this context, of the fourteen presidential binomials that accompanied the two main political tendencies in dispute, there were two that were capable of imposing alternative cleavages. On the one hand, the liberal social candidacy of Xavier Hervas at the head of the Whatsapp Mobile Number List Democratic Left (ID), a party that had been plummeting for years; and on the other the political arm of the indigenous movement, the Pachakutik movement, with Yaku Pérez, an environmental activist and former prefect of Azuay, as a candidate.