The President of Ecuador, William Lassoannounced this Tuesday during a talk in Washington that he will seek re-election in 2025 for a second term.
”The Constitution of the Ecuador allows re-election only once, that will be in 2025, and at least in Washington one gets a little emboldened and I can tell you that I am not going to evade that responsibility,” he said.
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The 67-year-old Ecuadorian president explained that he wants a second term to “continue in economic matters with virtuous policies that the Ecuadorin political matters with more democracy and in social matters with even greater investment”.
Lassopresident since 2021, said that under his government the economy “is in very good health” and that his main concern is “internal security.”
He explained that the fight against drug trafficking “is not easy,” but he boasted of having seized 300 tons of drugs, figures much higher than those of previous governments, he said.
I affirm that organized crime has responded to this policy with “violence in prisons and violence in the streets”but he maintained that his Government has faced it successfully with the Armed Forces and the National Police.
Secondly, Lasso He assured that Ecuador “fully returned to democracy” after its electoral victory in April 2021, when it defeated “a populist model characterized by penetrating power and then producing an implosion of democratic institutions.”
And he claimed to have devoted more than half of his budget to social programs, “much more” than the former leftist president Rafael Correa (2007-2017) did, he said.
He confessed that “it has not been easy”, given that his party, the conservative I BELIEVE Movementis in a minority in the National Assembly, but still considered that it has “played like Argentina” in the World Cup Final.
Lasso is on an official trip to Washington, where he met with US President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday to discuss security and the economy.
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