Ecuador: Stratfor analysis of Correa who stated he would run for president if elections held today

Posted on August 10, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Aug. 8 that if elections were held tomorrow he would run for office again. Yet he denied that he would run for re-election in 2017. Under Ecuadorian law, Correa is not allowed to seek another term. However, a group of his supporters, Rafael Contigo Siempre (Rafael Forever With You), is collecting signatures to change that.

The group needs to get 926,062 signatures to hold a referendum on whether Correa should be able to run for the presidency again. According to reports, his supporters have already gathered more than a million signatures that they will deliver to the National Electoral Council some time next week.


The council will then decide whether Correa will be permitted to become a candidate, though the matter of whether he can legally run for another term will be up to the courts to decide. If Correa cannot run, Vice President Jorge Glas and former Vice President Lenin Moreno have been mentioned as other potential candidates for the ruling party. Read Article

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