The Ecuadorian National Council has until May 24 to hold early elections within a maximum period of three months. This means Ecuadorians will vote again in August to elect a new president and renew the assembly. And according to the current scenario, Correísmo has a good chance of returning to power.
Ecuador is heading for a general election to complete a four-year term that was started by Guillermo Lasso after the Constitutional Court rejected an appeal against the dissolution of parliament, with which Lasso was saved from impeachment. . Thus, a new chapter opens in the political life of Ecuador. A kind of restart, a reset, without Guillermo Lasso and with a new assembly, as explained by constitutional law professor Ismael Quintana on the RFI antenna: “As with all the scandals of the National Assembly, the people did not take it well. See , so well-intentioned citizens, those who read newspapers, or those active in social networks, welcomed the president’s decision. Now people also hope that time will pass quickly and a decision will be made and a new president will be elected. President Lasso does not have great popularity, less than 15% approval and that is why they have announced not to participate in the process.”
Quintana clearly speaks of a “reset” and draws a distinction between what is happening in neighboring Peru.
And without Congress, how will it be governed in the meantime, as the Constitutional Court will continue to play a major role as it will be in charge of approving decree laws on economic matters issued by the executive.