Ecuador: Will Correa Run Again? (Blog report)

Posted on March 5, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics reported that: Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa is reconsidering his decision on running for a new presidential term. This comes a week after his political party, Alianza País, suffered defeats in the country’s municipal elections……It is important to highlight that until that point, article 144 of Ecuador’s 2008 constitution mandates that a head of state can only run for one presidential term. Moreover, in 2013, Correa himself declared that he was not interested in running again, so his presidency would have ended in 2017.The situation changed on February 23 when Ecuador’s municipal elections gave significant victories to opposition parties. Namely, opposition candidates won in the capital Quito as well as Cuenca, and also maintained the control of the country’s second-largest major urban area, Guayaquil. Read Article

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