Ecuadorean president Lenin Moreno said Wednesday that elected Vice President Jorge Glas is no longer in the position "according to what the Constitution says." of that country.
“An important subject you must be aware of, related to the president's decision: last midnight, according to what's stated by the Constitution, Vice-President Jorge Glas was ceased from office,” said the President at the beginning of a meeting with his cabinet.
According to Ecuadorean Constitution, the Vice-President can only be absent from office for 90 days, after which should be ceased from office. Moreno will now have 15 days to propose three names for a new vice-president, but he's expected to make the announcement sooner.
Maria Alejandra Vicuña remains as the current temporary Vice-President while other candidates are vetted.
Glas was put in preventive detention last October 2 accused of illegal association related to the Brazilian Odebrecht bribery and corruption case. He was found guilty and condemned to six years in prison on December 13.