John Price, AMI’s managing director, was interviewed by Univision News on Ecuador’s elections. Here is a brief excerpt:

On February 7, Ecuador kicks off a busy electoral year in Latin America with elections for president and its legislative body, in the hemisphere’s first test of voter sentiment a year into the pandemic.

In all, nine Latin American countries hold elections in 2021, with the economic impact of covid-19 – and the slow rollout of vaccines – likely to be a determining factor in each one, and observers pointing to the likelihood of a rise of populism.

Presidential votes are also due in Peru (April), Chile (Nov), Honduras (Nov) Nicaragua (Nov), as well as midterms in El Salvador (Feb 28), Mexico (June) and Argentina (Oct).

“Ecuador is the first acid test. They are the canary in the coal mine,” said John Price, managing director of the consulting firm Americas Market Intelligence (AMI).

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