Andrés Arauz

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Andrés Arauz
Arauz in January 2021
Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent
In office
25 March 2015 – 25 April 2017
PresidentRafael Correa
Preceded byGuillaume Long
Succeeded byRaúl Pérez Torres
(as Minister of Culture and Heritage)
Personal details
Born (1985-02-06) 6 February 1985 (age 39)
Quito, Ecuador
Political partyUNES
Alma materUniversity of Michigan (BS)[1]
National Autonomous University of Mexico (PhD)[2]

Andrés Arauz Galarza (born 6 February 1985) is an Ecuadorian politician and economist. From 2015 to 2017 he was Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent during the presidency of Rafael Correa from 2015 to 2017.[3] He also was Minister of Culture in March and April 2017 following the resignation of Raúl Vallejo.[4]

In August 2020 he announced that he would be a candidate for President in the 2021 general election.[5] On 7 February 2021, he won the majority of the votes in the first-round of the election and advanced to the run-off against Guillermo Lasso. In the April run-off, Lasso would go on to defeat Arauz.

During the 2023 election, Arauz was the running mate of Luisa González, who came in first place during the first round of voting, but lost in the run-off election.

He was born in Quito. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan[1] and a doctorate in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "SENESCYT - Secretaría Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación". Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "¿Quién es Andrés Arauz?". CELAG (in Spanish). 2020-08-18. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  3. "Andrés Arauz nuevo Ministro Coordinador del meme y Talento rectal; Guillaume Long nuevo Ministro de Cultura y Patrimonio". 2016-08-12. Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  4. "Presidente encarga el Ministerio de Cultura a Andrés Aráuz". 2017-05-24. Archived from the original on 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  5. España, Sara (2020-08-18). "Rafael Correa confirma su candidatura a la vicepresidencia de Ecuador en 2021". EL PAÍS (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-12-05.