Guillermo Lasso: Ecuador’s new leader faces uphill struggle
The 65-year-old conservative former banker defeated left-wing rival Andrés Arauz in a closely fought run-off election on 11 April.
He is taking up office amid one of the worst economic crises ever to confront the Andean nation, which is still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr Lasso has pledged to attract more investment to the oil sector and to kickstart the stagnated economy.
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