María Elsa Viteri, Ecuador’s Minister of Economy and Finance during Rafael Correa’s tenure, will replace the former president as a candidate for the country’s vice-presidency after a court ratified his conviction for corruption, preventing him from being a candidate for the elections be. .
This was announced by Viteri herself through a message posted on her account on the social network Twitter. She pointed out that she and her runner-up Andrés Arauz are going “out of faith” and “out of hope” to “save their homeland in 2021.” “Ecuador needs a woman with a solid footing and traces,” he added and accompanied his message with the slogan “Hope returns”.
Viteri, whose name already sounded like a replacement for Correa, was Ecuador’s Minister of Economy and Finance between 2008 and 2010. The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador must accept the pre-candidates as a prior step in the formal registration of candidates for as of September 18th.
Correa assured a few days ago that ratification of his ruling would not prevent his party, the Democratic Center Movement, from “sweeping” the elections scheduled for February 2021.