Exercised decision-making during this period: both Richard Martínez, Country Email List former Minister of Finance and architect of the agreements with the International Monetary Country Email List Fund (IMF), and María Paula Romo , former Minister of Government and main person Country Email List responsible for the repression in the October 2019 mobilizations, among others, reside today in Washington. Ecuador suffers from the generalized deterioration of practically all its social, macro and microeconomic indicators, as well as the credibility of its public institutions. In a framework in which the divorce between the political.
Establishment and society is increasing, poverty, child begging, school Country Email List absenteeism, suicides, family debt, citizen insecurity, deterioration of the market are growing rapidly. of labor, unemployment, external indebtedness and the loss of prestige of the institutionality. Although this process already came before, the conditions became dramatic after the Country Email List impact of the covid-19 pandemic in the country. Perhaps the most brutal consequence of all this has been the nearly 40,000 deaths during 2020above the average number Country Email List of deaths corresponding to previous years. It is in this context that the two main political tendencies existing in the country defined their electoral strategy. On the one hand.
Ihe correísta option headed by Andrés Arauz –since Rafael Country Email List Correa is legally prevented from being a candidate–, who articulated as the main narrative that “hope returns” to the country or calls for “simply comparing the previous government with this one and thinking when we were better." On the other hand, conservatism led by Guillermo Lasso –in alliance Country Email List with Jaime Nebot's Social Christian Party (PSC)– trying to position that Lenín Moreno was Country Email List originally the candidate endorsed by Rafael Correa and therefore a sign of his continuity. All this despite the fact that the current government's turn to neoliberal political positions was sustained with the support of the Lasso and Nebot caucuses in the National Assembly.