Ecuador: Who Will Take Over the Presidency?

Posted on February 18, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics

Who are the main contenders? / With Mr Correa not running again, his governing leftist Alianza PAIS (Country Alliance) party threw its weight behind former vice-president Lenin Moreno. Despite having been a key figure in Mr Correa’s cabinet between 2007-2013, Mr Moreno has sought to differentiate himself from the outgoing leader.

Challenged when he disagreed with the president about tax policies, Mr Moreno simply stated: “The President has the right to think differently. Each one decides in his own government.”

Observers say the 63-year-old’s style is less confrontational than that of Mr Correa and they suspect Mr Moreno may try to jettison some aspects of his predecessor’s socialist policies.

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