Corruption and Political Crisis Threaten Economic Recovery
The internal crisis in the governing Alianza Pais has ballooned into a government and national political crisis that is threatening President Lenín Moreno’s already-difficult plan to lead Ecuador to economic recovery.
The roots of the crisis are twofold. The first is ex-president Rafael Correa’s withdrawal syndrome from power, as Moreno himself has noted. This is being caused not only by Correa’s psychological characteristics, which without a doubt still hold decisive influence over his followers in the Assembly and the new administration, but also by Moreno’s relative autonomy.