The tragic death of Fernando Villavicencio, an Ecuadorian presidential candidate, occurred during an armed attack at a campaign rally in the nation’s capital. The confirmation of Villavicencio’s passing came from Ecuador’s president, Guillermo Lasso, along with local media outlets. Outraged by the assassination, President Lasso offered his condolences and vowed that justice would be served for this heinous crime. Villavicencio, a former legislator, was shot at the campaign event in Quito. The attorney general’s office stated that one suspect died while in custody after a subsequent exchange of gunfire, with six others detained by the police. To address this incident, the president declared an urgent meeting with top security officials.