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Parliament of Ecuador decided not to impeach President Guillermo Lasso

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The National Assembly (Parliament) of Ecuador decided this Tuesday not to remove President Guillermo Lasso. This after the presentation of the motion promoted by the assembly members related to former President Rafael Correa last Saturday, June 25.

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The motion was presented under the grounds contemplated in the Ecuadorian Constitution of “serious political crisis and internal commotion”within the framework of the protests against the Government due to the high cost of living, led by the indigenous movement for sixteen days, which have already left six dead, including a soldier.

This Tuesday, May 28, the third session of the plenary session of the Assembly of Ecuador was held to debate the continuity of the conservative Lasso, who assumed the Presidency a little over a year ago, on May 24, 2021, after winning in the second round the candidate of the presidential elections to the correísta candidate Andrés Arauz.

The denied dismissal of Lasso by the Assembly implied the so-called “crusader death”, since it entails a call for early general elections with which the formation of the Legislative would also be renewed, where the opposition currently has a majority.

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For the dismissal of the head of state, the favorable vote of two thirds of the chamber was required, equivalent to 92 of the 137 assembly members that make up the Ecuadorian Parliament, but only 81 votes were reached in favor, 42, 0 white and 14 abstentions.

With information from EFE

Source: Gestion

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