Daniel Noboa—the heir to a banana fortune—will become Ecuador’s youngest ever president at 35 after winning by a margin of around five points over his rival—the leftist lawyer Luisa González.
Daniel pledged a hard line on rocketing violent crime, employment for the young and foreign investment
According to Ecuador’s electoral council, 90% of votes counted on Sunday night in Ecuador, Noboa had 52.29% of the vote against 47.71% for González.
Luisa González, the hand-picked candidate of the former president Rafael Correa, accepted her defeat at the polls on Sunday night and pledged her support for the new president.
“Today we have made history,” Noboa said in a message on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Ecuadorian families chose the new Ecuador, they chose a country with security and employment.”