A broader questioning of the economic Last Database model implemented by the Moreno government. and a demand for greater social justice and equity. Despite the complex correlation of forces within the indigenous movement, Yaku Pérez emerged as Pachakutik's candidate and Last Database championed a diffuse discourse that combined environmentalism, social justice and rejection of neoliberalism. Pérez's presence on the ballot gave rise to a significant electoral setback for Correismo in several key territories: Quito, the country's capital; Azuay, a Last Database province in southern Ecuador where Pérez had been elected prefect in 2019 leading an anti-mining environmental proposal; and all the provinces of the central Sierra.
Where most of the country's indigenous population lives. Far from Last Database winning in a single round, as the most optimistic views predicted, Arauz Last Database obtained seven points less than Moreno in the first round of 2017 (32.7% compared to 39.4% of the valid votes). In turn, Moreno, a candidate anointed in 2017 by Correa, had obtained in his election 18 points less than the record set by Correa himself in 2013, when he won in a single round Last Database with an overwhelming 57%. In summary, the first round of 2021 showed the worst electoral participation of Correismo in a decade.
The long interlude between the first and second laps Last Database almost 33% of the vote in the first round of the presidential elections, Arauz was in a clear advantage over Lasso for the second round. The conservative candidate reached a modest 19.7% of the valid votes on February 7. Yaku Pérez had been in third place, outside the ballot, with 19.4% of the valid votes. The key question Last Database was whether those 13-point difference between Arauz and Lasso could be overcome or if, on the contrary, all that remained was to wait for a victory for Correa's Last Database candidate. Arauz's advantage was quite visible, given Ecuador's electoral geography. Five provinces (of 24) concentrate more.