Whoever wins will take over from President Lenin Moreno on May 24 and will immediately face an economic crisis exacerbated by a 7.8 percent contraction in GDP in 2020.
Riots at three jails leave at least 75 inmates dead and several wounded, authorities say as the nation battles severe prison overcrowding and frequent violence between rival gangs.
Demonstrations took place in several other cities, including Guayaquil, the epicenter of Ecuador's health crisis, where union leaders said hundreds marched through the city.
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Under the agreement announced Ecuador President Lenin Moreno will withdraw the International Monetary Fund-backed package known as Decree 883 that included a sharp rise in fuels while the indigenous peoples will end the protests.
Indigenous group behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital Quito after the latest wave of violence in the city.
Violence continued in Quito even as an indigenous movement leading the protests over fuel price hikes reversed course and said it had accepted a proposal for direct talks with President Lenin Moreno.
Ecuador’s labour unions, along with its sizeable indigenous population, are fed up with the IMF-imposed policies of the socialist President Lenin Moreno.
Thousands of protesters are seeking to intensify pressure on Ecuador's president after a week of unrest sparked by fuel price hikes.
Violence has persisted in the country's capital since last week when President Lenín Moreno's decision to end subsidies led to a sharp increase in fuel prices.
The umbrella indigenous organisation CONAIE says demonstrations would continue until President Lenin Moreno withdraws last week's measure to eliminate fuel subsidies.
President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency as protesters hurled stones and erected burning barricades after the end of decades-old fuel subsidies as part of a $2 billion government fiscal reform package.
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