Atrevia’s Carmen Sánchez-Laulhé explains what’s next for President Guillermo Lasso and the National Assembly as an unprecedented move sparks new elections. Now that he’s Lasso ruling by decree, what can Ecuadorans expect in this period of uncertainty? And who are the big players ahead of the upcoming election?
Ecuador’s Guillermo Lasso chose to do something unprecedented on May 17, invoking a constitutional clause that dissolved the National Assembly and triggered a new set of elections for the executive and legislative branches. Now that he’s Lasso ruling by decree, what can Ecuadorans expect in this period of uncertainty? And who are the big players ahead of the upcoming election?
Atrevia’s Quito-based Carmen Sánchez-Laulhé talks with AS/COA Online’s Chase Harrison about the road ahead as the Andean country heads into uncharted territory.
The music in this episode is "Yumbo," by Gerardo Guevara, performed by Ensamble InConcerto for Americas Society.
Watch the performance: https://youtu.be/S3Bqxo0hdwg
Find out about upcoming concerts: musicoftheamericas.org
Read our recent coverage of Ecuador’s impeachment process https://tinyurl.com/27cwchvz and timeline of events: https://tinyurl.com/y45b4357
Stay up on what might come next in our 2023 Election Guide: www.as-coa.org/2023
This episode was produced by Jon Orbach. Luisa Leme is the executive producer. Carin Zissis is the host. Learn more about and subscribe to Latin America in Focus: www.as-coa.org/podcast
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