Almost no one paid attention to him when the presidential campaign began in July. Daniel Noboa He was semi-unknown inside and outside of Ecuador, but he had an initial advantage, his last name. Because there is not a single Ecuadorian who does not know his father, the banana magnate Álvaro Noboa, a five-time presidential candidate and one of the richest men in the country. From the Pacific to the Amazon, passing through the volcanoes of the Andes.
At only 35 years old, Noboa landed in the early elections almost in the dark, forgotten by the media and the public, at the head of National Democratic Action (ADN), an alliance created by himself with an obvious nod to his father with that DNA of his acronym. Two years earlier he entered the National Assembly with the support of the Socialist Party, the same party that on other occasions accompanied his father in his failed presidential attempts.
Many memes have spread since then on the networks demanding paternity tests due to the great differences between the torrential Álvaro, famous for his phrase “Ser made a fuss!” and the restrained Daniel, who has made the most of his academic training to consolidate his campaign towards the Carondelet Palace.
His mother, the doctor Annabella Azín, whose brigades of the New Humanity Crusade Foundation have treated thousands of patients from the most disadvantaged sectors, says that Daniel seems like a young old man, always so responsible, since he was 16 years old as a yard supervisor. From containers. But the reality is that he enjoyed the good life and music, capable of imitating any singer. Until his father gave him an ultimatum: to study.
Master’s degrees in politics from George Washington University and Harvard, business administration from Stern in New York, and management from the Kellogg School have finally enabled him to become a outsider in the campaign with which Correism wanted to regain power. And really without Noboa, Rafael Correa would already be packing his bags to return to his country through the front door.