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Luisa González

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Luisa González
González in 2022
Member of the National Assembly
In office
May 14, 2021 – May 17, 2023
Secretary of Public Administration
In office
January 4, 2017 – May 24, 2017
PresidentRafael Correa
Preceded byPedro Solines Chacón
Succeeded byJuan Sebastián Roldán
Personal details
Luisa Magdalena González Alcivar

(1977-11-22) November 22, 1977 (age 46)
Quito, Ecuador
Political partyCitizen Revolution Movement
Other political
Union for Hope
EducationComplutense University of Madrid

Luisa Magdalena González Alcivar (born November 22, 1977) is an Ecuadorian politician and lawyer. She was elected to the National Assembly in the 2021 legislative elections. She was a candidate for President of Ecuador in the 2023 general election.[1] Between 2007 to 2017, González had several government jobs during the presidency of Rafael Correa. She is a member of the Citizen Revolution Movement, a left-wing party founded by Correa.

Early life[change | change source]

González was born in Quito, Pichincha Province. She was raised in Chone Canton, Manabí Province.[2] She studied to become a lawyer. She has a master's degree in economics from Complutense University of Madrid in Spain.[3][4]

González was a research assistant at the International University of Ecuador in 2005.[4]

Political career[change | change source]

In 2007, she was a candidate for the right-wing Social Christian Party (PSC) in the province of Pichincha.[5]

She had many government positions when Rafael Correa was president. In 2016, she worked at the Ecuadorian embassy in Spain.[6][7] From January to May 2017, she was the Secretary of Public Administration.[6]

González was elected as member of the National Assembly in the 2021 legislative elections.[8] Despite being a member of a progressive political party, she had been against legalizing marijuana, abortion and same-sex marriage.[9][10] On May 17, 2023 when President Guillermo Lasso dissolved the National Assembly, González's time in the assembly ended.[11]

In 2019, she was charged by the Comptroller's Office (Contraloría) for being responsible for USD 880.473,47 for the irregular use of the Presidential plane, in flights to fiscal paradises.[12]

2023 presidential campaign[change | change source]

On June 10, 2023, González became the presidential candidate for the Citizen Revolution Movement for the 2023 general election.[13] 2021 presidential candidate Andrés Arauz was nominated as her running mate.[13] Should González be elected president, she would be the first female elected president in the country's history.[14]

On June 13, while González was about to register her presidential candidacy, she was attacked with pepper spray and tear gas by the National Police.[15] After being hospitalized in Quito, she was able to register her candidacy at the end of the day.[16]

In the first round of the election, González advanced to the run-off election set for October 15, after winning 33% of the vote.[17] She faced businessman and former Assembly member Daniel Noboa of the National Democratic Action.[18] She lost the run-off election to Noboa on 15 October, after winning 47% of the vote.[19]

References[change | change source]

  1. Redacción (2023-05-23). "Elecciones Ecuador 2023: entre Andrés Arauz, Carlos Rabascal y Luisa González está el candidato del correísmo a la Presidencia". www.ecuavisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  2. "Entrevista en exclusiva a Luisa González, candidata a la presidencia de Ecuador" (in European Spanish). YouTube. Retrieved 2023-06-12.
  3. "¿Quién es Luisa González, la carta a la Presidencia por la Revolución Ciudadana?". www.expreso.ec. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "¿Quién es Luisa González?, pieza clave del correísmo para llegar a la Presidencia" (in European Spanish). www.ecuadorenvivo.com. Archived from the original on 2023-06-11. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  5. "Candidatos a asambleístas por Pichincha". www.lahora.com.ec (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-07-26.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Elecciones Ecuador 2023: ¿quién es Luisa González, candidata a la Presidencia de Ecuador por el correísmo?" (in Spanish). www.ecuavisa.com. 2023-06-10. Retrieved 2023-06-12.
  7. "¿Quién es Luisa González, la candidata del correísmo?" (in Spanish). El Diario Ecuador. 2023-06-10. Retrieved 2023-06-12.
  8. "Asambleístas del Ecuador por Manabí, periodo 2021-2025" (in Spanish). REVISTA DE MANABÍ. 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2023-06-13.
  9. "Se aprueba proyecto que garantiza la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo en caso de violación" (in Spanish). Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador. Retrieved 2023-06-13.
  10. "La carta electoral de Rafael Correa, entre la lealtad política y el antiabortismo". Yahoo. Retrieved June 21, 2023.
  11. "Guillermo Lasso firma la "muerte cruzada" en Ecuador en medio de su juicio político" (in Spanish). CNN. 2023-05-17. Retrieved 2023-05-19.
  12. Borja, María Sol (2023-06-13). "¿Quién es Luisa González, candidata a la presidencia del Ecuador?". GK (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-07-26.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Revolución Ciudadana define a Luisa González y Andrés Arauz como su binomio tras la declinación de Jorge Glas". El Universo. 2023-06-10. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  14. "Luisa González, rumbo a ser la primera presidenta de Ecuador" (in Spanish). La Vision. Archived from the original on June 21, 2023. Retrieved June 21, 2023.
  15. "Denuncian ataque un con gas lacrimógeno a una precandidata a la Presidencia en Ecuador" (in Spanish). Qué Pasa. 2023-06-13. Archived from the original on 2023-06-13. Retrieved 2023-06-13.
  16. "Luisa González y Andrés Arauz inscribieron su candidatura en el CNE" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 2023-06-13. Retrieved 2023-06-13.
  17. "Luisa Gonzalez will face Daniel Noboa in Ecuador's presidential runoff election". CNN. 21 August 2023. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  18. "Factbox-Ecuador's Gonzalez and Noboa go to second round in presidential vote". AOL. 21 August 2023. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  19. "Daniel Noboa, political neophyte and heir to banana empire, elected president in Ecuador". MSN. Retrieved 16 October 2023.

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