We are already just one week away from the elections in Ecuador. Here we give you a summary of what González and Noboa's electoral campaign was like this week .
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The presidential candidates Luisa González and Daniel Noboa resumed their proselytizing activities a week ago after participating in the mandatory debate with a view to the elections on October 15, in which Guillermo Lasso's successor will be designated.
The agenda of the activities of González, of the Citizen Revolution movement, led by former president Rafael Correa (2007-2017), began with an interview with a local media, to later meet with representatives of the nurses and visit a recycling laboratory, in Quito.
During the tour of the laboratory, González highlighted the importance of recycling waste and was pleased with the progress of projects of this type in other cities in the country, such as Manta, on the Ecuadorian coast.
If he becomes President, González announced that he will work with the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador (AME) on the issue of waste treatment in each canton (municipality).
The candidate thanked her supporters for the messages of support received after the televised debate and insisted that a "serious plan" for the Government must be presented.
"We cannot improvise. In a Government of a year and a half, you do not have a minute to lose, and knowledge of the public function, of the needs of the population, requires serious, committed and not improvised work," she said.
Whoever is elected on October 15 will govern until May 2025, when Guillermo Lasso's Government should have ended if he had not dissolved the National Assembly (Parliament) and forced extraordinary general elections, taking advantage of the so-called "crossed death."
Lasso opted for this measure last May at a time when the National Assembly, with an opposition majority, was preparing to debate and vote on the possible dismissal of the head of state in a censure trial for alleged embezzlement (embezzlement of funds), which he denies.
Diplomacy and youth
For his part, candidate Noboa, from the ADN alliance, began his public day with a meeting with the ambassador of the United Kingdom, Cris Campbell, in Quito.
His agenda included a discussion with groups of professionals in the Ecuadorian capital before traveling to the Andean province of Cotopaxi, where he met with businessmen and participated in a caravan.
In that province, Noboa held a discussion with young people in an exhibition center, similar to the meetings he also held with university students in the Ecuadorian capital.
Noboa has also emphasized the importance of quick actions in such a short period of Government and specifically has referred to the need to reduce violence and work to generate employment.