Weekly Report - 18 January 2018 (WR-18-02)

ECUADOR: Ruling party succumbs to schism

The rupture within the ruling left-wing Alianza País (AP) was formalised this week when former president Rafael Correa (2007-2017) confirmed that he and 28 legislative deputies were abandoning the AP to set up a new party. Any hopes President Lenín Moreno might have had of resolving the conflict within the AP now seem dead in the water. Correa and the RC will provide more vigorous opposition to Moreno’s upcoming national referendum than the formal opposition, which is broadly in favour of it. The AP splinter group also leaves Moreno without a majority in the 137-seat national assembly.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 850 words.

Subscribers: Log in now to read the full article

Not a Subscriber?

Choose from one of the following options

Intelligence Research Ltd.
167-169 Great Portland Street,
5th floor,
London, W1W 5PF - UK
Phone : +44 (0) 203 695 2790
You may contact us via our online contact form
Copyright © 2022 Intelligence Research Ltd. All rights reserved.