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Apr 07, 2022
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Guillermo Lasso and the labyrinth of the Ecuadorian left. The 2021 presidential elections in Ecuador gave the right-wing the first electoral victory in more than two decades. Despite the fact that Lenín Moreno's was a government tilted to the right, the fact that the truly representative forces of that ideological spectrum –such as the Movement Creating Opportunities (CREO) and the Social Christian Party (PSC)– have obtained electoral victory marks a milestone in Ecuadorian politics and expresses a new historical context to which the left and progressive spaces must pay attention. In his third election attempt, banker Guillermo Lasso managed to win by almost five points over Correísta Andrés Arauz. Despite the final scrutiny, both the presidential results of the first round and the composition of the National Assembly reveal that the Whatsapp Mobile Number List the political board is much more complex than the mere election of the Lasso-Borrero binomial indicates. This gives significant weight to the left in the opposition to the future government, with a neoliberal profile, both inside and outside party political games. Ecuador is experiencing a difficult context: the increase in poverty, exacerbated unemployment in the midst of the health crisis and the very poor management of the outgoing government are the signs of this time. Various reports from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) place Ecuador as one of the countries in America where extreme poverty increased the most in the midst of the pandemic. This force ( without legal status) worked under conditions of constant persecution and prohibition, since his various attempts to form political movements were blocked with unsound arguments from the National Electoral Council (CNE).
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