Rafael Correa will run for the vice-presidency of Ecuador in the upcoming elections

Rafael Correa will run for the vice-presidency of Ecuador in the upcoming elections

Rafael Correa will run for the vice-presidency of Ecuador in the upcoming elections, according to Amauri Chamorro, adviser to the former president. The announcement was made this Monday in Twitter.

Likewise, it was announced that the binomial will be made up of Andres Arauz, who aspires to the presidency of that Latin American country for the 2021 elections.

Arauz is an economist and he was the Minister of Culture and the Coordinating Minister for Knowledge and Human Talent during the government of Correa. In addition, he served as director of the Central Bank of Ecuador, among other public positions.

The official presentation of the electoral pair will take place on Tuesday, August 18th. Tomorrow we will launch them in the city of Quito, at 10:00 a.m., but that decision is already firm, they will be launched as a Democratic Center (CD) and not as a Social Commitment Force (FCS), announced the national director of FCS, Vanessa Freire.

The news was confirmed by Jimmy Jairala, founder of the Democratic Center movement, who announced that the presidential formula will be announced under the coalition called Union for Hope (UNES).

This platform has prioritized the need to tackle the country's serious economic problems, added the politician through Twitter.

At the end of June, the former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa indicated that he was considering running as a candidate for the vice-presidency of his country in the elections that are scheduled for February 7th, 2021.

If you allow me, I will be a candidate, we will see if that helps achieve an electoral victory. I have to be there for my country, but also for my persecuted colleagues, and for the tranquility of our families, said the former Ecuadorian president during a videoconference.

On July 19th, the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador suspended four political organizations, among which was the FCS party, led by the former president Rafael Correa, accepting recommendations from the State Comptroller General's Office. (CGE).

However, the former president described the decision as an electoral fraud, of breaking the constitutional order, and as part of a dictatorship. Correa mentioned that according to the Democracy Code, the electoral issues in the country are exclusive dealt by the electoral bodies, the CNE, and the Electoral Contentious Tribunal, and, therefore, the CGE has no role in these issues.