Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Thursday reshuffled his cabinet after losing last Sunday's referendum and local elections to the left. The conservative head of state brought on some fresh air to his administration by changing the government minister and two of his most loyal advisors, in addition to making new appointments where the opposition prevailed.
Ecuador's National Assembly Monday decided only the Specialized Committee for Constitutional Guarantees will investigate President Guillermo Lasso's alleged wrongdoings after his name came out in the so-called Pandora Papers.
Ecuador's Electoral Council announced on Friday a partial recount of Sunday's presidential vote following a request from the two candidates battling for second place.
Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno had a slim lead Sunday in Ecuador’s presidential runoff, setting up a tense wait for the final count in a race that could change the political map of Latin America.Moreno, the designated heir to a decade of President Rafael Correa’s “21st-century socialism,” had 51.07% of the vote to 48.93% for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, with 94.2% of districts reporting, said the National Electoral Council.
The latest release of public opinion polls ahead of next Sunday's (April 2) presidential runoff in Ecuador show the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno winning by a margin of 4.5 percentage points. The Cedatos poll conducted between March 18th and 21st, showed the ruling party candidate with 52.4% of the vote compared to opposition leader Guillermo Lasso‘s 47.6% (a 4.8% difference).