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21 Aug 2023

Narco gang violence overshadows Ecuador presidential election

Latin America Correspondent

Presidential elections in Ecuador are going to a run off – after no candidate managed to get enough votes in the first round to be declared the winner.

Leftist Luisa Gonzales, who’s a protege of the country’s former president Correa, will face centrist Daniel Noboa.

But the campaign has been overshadowed by growing violence, with a leading anti-corruption campaigner shot dead earlier this month as he left a campaign rally.

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