Pink Tide rolls back into South America
The socialist's win in Bolivia is likely just the first of a series of left-wing victories.
Ecuador will vote on February 7. It'll be Andrés Arauz, handpicked by former President Rafael Correa, versus Guillermo Lasso.
Correa left office in 2017 with approval ratings over 60%. But in April, he was sentenced to eight years in prison on corruption charges and can’t return to Ecuador from his home in Belgium.
...Some see Arauz as Correa’s second chance at shepherding a loyal successor into office who could rehabilitate his image and ideas. Back in 2017, Correa passed the baton to Lenín Moreno, one his former vice presidents. But Moreno quickly distanced himself from Correa’s leftist economic policies and his government pursued investigations into alleged crimes in Correa’s government.
Lenín Moreno betrayed Correa and the people of Ecuador, but he will soon be gone.
Ecuador, presidential election, ELEMENTO poll:
Arauz (UNES, left): 42%
Lasso (CREO, conservative): 28%
Pérez (MUPP, indigenous): 25%
— America Elects (@AmericaElige) October 12, 2020
Potentially the Big Shocker is in Chile, where in the space of two years they could go from neoliberal darling to electing a communist leader.
Remember that Daniel Jadue of the Communist Party is currently tied for first or leading in multiple polls for the first round of Chile's presidential election next year pic.twitter.com/lxet1vi4hU
— Populism Updates (@PopulismUpdates) October 19, 2020