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This politician swore that he would devote the remaining 6 months of his administration to "work twice as hard" as he has done up to now.
On Friday, Guillermo Lasso, the right-wing former banker who became president of Ecuador in 2021, announced that he will not run for re-election in the early elections whose first round will be held on August 20.
From the Carondelet Palace in Quito, Lasso thus expressed his decision through social networks, thus leaving his CREO movement free to choose the candidate who must complete the 2021-2025 period.
This comes after this right-wing politician dissolved Congress and called snap elections in May 24.
To do this, he used a constitutional procedure called "Cross Death" that allows the President of the Republic to govern without legislative counterweights for six months.
The national confederation of indigenous people of Ecuador, issued a statement after the arrest of its leader and its vice president denounced this illegal detention and warned that mobilizations will continue until the government of #Lasso hears indigenous people. #Conaiepic.twitter.com/bX1ZO0TGxF