Daniel Noboa wins Ecuador presidential election and will become Ecuador’s youngest-ever President.
- Former Member of the National Assembly of Ecuador Daniel Noboa received 52.29% of the total votes, against rival Luisa Gonzalez's 47.71%.
About Ecuador Elections
- Following her defeat at the polls, Ms González accepted the results and pledged her support for the newly elected President. Mr Noboa expressed his belief that Ecuadorians had made history by choosing a new future of security and employment.
- He also emphasized that electoral promises would not be abandoned after the campaign and corruption would not be tolerated.
- Noboa, son of banana tycoon Alvaro Noboa, who himself ran unsuccessfully for office on multiple occasions, has promised to promote foreign investment and enhance Ecuador's business sector.
- The elections took place at a time when the country was grappling with widespread violent crimes fueled by drug trafficking, which have contributed to Ecuador's current position as having the fourth-highest homicide rate in Latin America.
About Millennial Banana Heir Daniel Noboa
- After finishing his education in the US, Noboa joined his father's Banana Business.
- The business exported more than 8 million boxes of bananas.
- His father also owns fertilizer, chocolate, transportation and plastics companies, among other interests.
- Noboa's father, Alvaro, ran unsuccessfully for president five times.
- In 2021, Daniel Noboa won a seat in congress and became president of the Congressional Economic Development Committee, which drafted legislation on sectors such as fintech and small business.
- Noboa vaulted from sixth to second place after the startling assassination of fellow candidate Fernando Villavicencio in August.
The current President of Ecuador is Guillermo Lasso, who succeeded Lenín Moreno on 24 May 2021.
- Ecuador is located in the western corner at the top of the South American continent.
- Ecuador’s capital Quito.
- Cotopaxi in the Andes Mountain range is the highest active volcano in the world.
- The Galápagos Islands, is located west of the mainland of Ecuador, home to unique reptiles, birds, and plants.
- Alexander von Humboldt of Prussia and Charles Darwin of England researched in Ecuador.