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Weekly Report - 08 October 2020 (WR-20-40)

Ecuador’s CNE finalises presidential registrations

Andrés Arauz welcomed the decision by Ecuador’s national electoral council (CNE) on 30 September to accept his presidential candidacy, with the left-wing Unión por la Esperanza (Unes) coalition, as “an important step towards the preservation of democracy”. The crowds gathered outside the CNE’s office, and the death threat reportedly sent to its five members by a Unes supporter the previous day, suggested that this outcome was by no means a foregone conclusion.

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