Fernando Villavicencio Wiki – Fernando Villavicencio biography
Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was shot dead, confirmed the country’s president, Guillermo Lasso.
Villavicencio was shot dead at a Movimiento Construye political rally at a school north of the capital Quito, campaign team members Cristian Zurita and Rodrigo Figueroa confirmed to CNN.
Villavicencio was shot dead 10 days before the first round of the presidential election was scheduled to take place on August 20. “I assure you that this crime will not go unpunished,” Lasso said in a statement. “Organized crime has gone too far, but they will feel the full weight of the law.”
Ecuador’s attorney general’s office said a suspect in the Villavicencio murder died of his injuries after being arrested by authorities.Violence in Ecuador, a historically quiet country, erupted last year as drug traffickers flocked to the South American nation, resulting in a worrying increase in drug trafficking, violent killings and gang recruitment of children
Fernando Villavicencio Age
The age of Fernando Villavicencio iwas 59 year.
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Videos on social media appear to show the candidate leaving the event surrounded by guards. The video then shows Villavicencio getting into a white van followed by gunshots. Patricio Zuquilanda, Villavicencio’s campaign adviser, said the candidate had received death threats before the shooting, which he reported to authorities and resulted in an arrest.
He called on the international authorities to take action against the violence, attributing it to the increase in violence and drug trafficking. “The Ecuadorian people are crying and Ecuador is mortally wounded,” he said. “Politics cannot lead to the death of any member of society.”
Police confirmed that several others were injured, including officers, describing the incident as a terrorist act and vowing to get to the bottom of the murder. The 59-year-old politician was the candidate of the Let’s Build Ecuador Movement. He was one of eight presidential candidates for the elections at the end of August.
He was one of the most critical voices against corruption, especially during the government of former President Rafael Correa from 2007 to 2017. He filed many lawsuits against high-ranking members of the Correa government, including the former president himself.His comments about him were echoed by other candidates demanding action, with leading candidate Luisa González of the Revolución Ciudadana party saying that “when they touch one, they touch us all.”
Meanwhile, another candidate and former vice president, Otto Sonnenholzner, told a news conference: “We are dying, drowning in a sea of tears and we do not deserve to live like this. We demand that you do something.”
Villavicencio was married and is survived by five children.Read More……