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World Presidential in Ecuador: arrival in Quito of the march of the natives

03:05  24 february  2021
03:05  24 february  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Presidential in Ecuador: arrival in Quito of the march of the natives

 Presidential in Ecuador: arrival in Quito of the march of the natives © REUTERS - SANTIAGO ARCOS The candidate Yaku Pérez alongside members of the indigenous communities and his supporters who march in Quito, February 23, 2021. The “March for Transparency and Democracy ”, as the natives call it, arrived Tuesday in Quito, the Ecuadorian capital. Thousands of demonstrators immediately went to the National Electoral Council, which announced last Sunday a ballot between the socialist candidate Andrés Arauz and the conservative banker Guillermo Lasso.

Ecuador , officially the Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: República del Ecuador , which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"; Quechua: Ikwadur Ripuwlika; Shuar: Ekuatur Nunka)

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Le candidat Yaku Pérez aux côtés de membres des communautés indigènes et de ses partisans qui défilent à Quito, le 23 février 2021. © REUTERS - SANTIAGO ARCOS The candidate Yaku Pérez alongside members of the indigenous communities and his supporters who march in Quito, February 23, 2021.

The “March for Transparency and Democracy ”, as the natives call it, arrived Tuesday in Quito, the Ecuadorian capital. Thousands of demonstrators immediately went to the National Electoral Council, which announced last Sunday a ballot between the socialist candidate Andrés Arauz and the conservative banker Guillermo Lasso. Claiming that their candidate Yaku Pérez has been wronged, the natives demand a revision of the presidential election ballot on February 7. Report.

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Spanish/Nat Abdala Bucaram, the president -elect of Ecuador , arrived Tuesday in the capital, Quito , for the first time after his victory in the elections.

With our correspondent in Quito, Eric Samson

Some natives have been walking since last week. They arrived from the South and the North of the country in a capital where 11,000 municipal agents, police officers and soldiers were mobilized to avoid possible incidents.

Everyone, like MP-elect Salvador Quishpe, disputes the official figures. “There is no logic in the results,” he says. We, the elected members of the Pachakutik movement, together obtained a percentage of votes much higher than that of our presidential candidate. How to explain it? It doesn't stick.

Coming in third with a minimal difference to Guillermo Lasso, Yaku Pérez claims he was stolen by two or three votes in at least 16,000 polling stations. He criticizes the electronic system of the National Electoral Council, as does Salvador Quishpe: “All this proves that there was fraud. This is why we are asking that the ballot boxes be opened and the votes recounted, one by one. And that whoever loses support the other in the second round.

The natives threaten to rise up if the electoral authority does not respond to their demands.

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