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Elections in Ecuador and Guatemala suggest an anti-incumbent surge

Posted on AllSides August 21st, 2023
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O voters went to the polls in Ecuador and Guatemala. Both elections had surprising results. In Ecuador, two candidates will now head to a run-off: Luisa González, a protégée of Rafael Correa, a former left-wing populist president, and Daniel Noboa, a 35-year-old who was polling in single digits a few days ago. In Guatemala the result was a landslide win for Bernardo Arévalo (pictured, above), a reformer who took 58% of the vote, far ahead of the 37% gained by Sandra Torres, a former first lady on her third (unsuccessful)...

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