Ecuador: Daniel Noboa wins presidential election
16 October 2023 | 8:38 pm
The center-right businessman will become Ecuador's youngest-ever president at 35 but faces formidable challenges. He defeated socialist Luisa Gonzalez in a run-off vote.
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Paraguay's decades of relations with Taiwan look set to continue after a conservative and pro-Taipei candidate, Santiago Pena, was declared the winner in the South American country's presidential election.
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Two of the leading presidential candidates — Sandra Torres and Edmond Mulet — accused the ruling party of buying votes as the polls closed.
The run-up has has been dominated by concerns over corruption, and the exclusion of a leading candidate.
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Fernando Villavicencio was leaving a campaign rally in Quito when gunfire erupted. Known for his tough stance against corruption, he was polling fifth out of eight candidates for the election in late August.
Fernando Villavicencio, known for speaking up against drug cartels, was assassinated in Quito. The government said it was pursuing the "intellectual authors" of the murder.
Jose Adolfo "Fito" Macias was transferred to a high-security prison in a heavy military and police operation. Slained presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio had complained of receiving death threats from Macias.
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