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Ecuador’s New President Stikes Out on His Own – Americas Quarterly

Date: Nov 21, 2017

As vice president of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno was always a loyal number two to Rafael Correa – able  to forge a more conciliatory style than his polarizing mentor, but adroit enough to avoid targeting the president with even implicit criticism. No wonder then that when he termed out earlier this year, Correa anointed Moreno as his replacement ahead of presidential elections last February. Most expected Moreno to be a caretaker who would dutifully step aside to allow Correa’s triumphant return to the Carondelet, the presidential palace in Quito, in 2021. Political miscalculations do not get much bigger than that. Read more>>