When Donald Trump surprised pollsters and analysts by winning the 2016 election, South African comedian Trevor Noah said the United States finally had an African president and I would add a Latin American one too. Trump has said that if he loses it will be by fraud and has not committed to accepting the election results.
Sometimes populisms create dynasties. The Bucaram family for years owned the mayor’s office in Guayaquil and the Republican party is now in the hands of the Trump family. The Correa Delgado family is Ecuador’s new political lineage. Although Rafael was unable to register his candidacy, the family is well represented by his brothers.