Ecuadorian Country Email List politics and expresses a new historical context to which the left and progressive spaces must pay attention. In his third electoral attempt, banker Guillermo Lasso managed to win by almost five points over Correísta Andrés Arauz. Despite the Country Email List final scrutiny, both the presidential Country Email List results of the first round and the composition of the National Assembly reveal that the configuration of the political board is much more complex than the mere election of the Lasso-Borrero binomial indicates.
This gives significant Country Email List weight to the left in the opposition to the future government, with a neoliberal profile, both inside and outside party political games. Ecuador is experiencing a difficult context: the increase in poverty, exacerbated unemployment in the midst of Country Email List the health crisis and the very poor management of the outgoing government are the signs of this time. Various reports from the Economic Country Email List Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) place Ecuador as one of the countries in America where extreme poverty increased the most in the midst of the pandemic.
The main Country Email List supporters of the left today are the Citizen Revolution Movement, led by former president Rafael Correa, and the Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement, the political arm of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie). Although both Country Email List spaces maintain coincidences in their opposition to neoliberalism, they have suffered historical disagreements that it is necessary to Country Email List reveal in order to understand the situation of the Ecuadorian institutional left. Outside of them, however, there is also an important vitality: that provided by social movements. These will be, in the current context, decisive for the future of the left. The victory of Moreno –as a candidate for Correismo– in the 2017 presidential elections by less than three points over Lasso meant that the governing force founded by Rafael Correa had.