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President Correa proposes bill to institutionalize government transition processes

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa signed Friday a bill to institutionalize organized transition processes for the next Ecuadorian governments with the aim of maintaining the efficiency of the current administration.

Ecuador is the most amphibian-diverse country and the Ministry of Environment aims at protecting them

Ecuador’s amphibian fauna is the world’s third most diverse with nearly 579 species from which 241 are endemic. Such natural wealth turns the country into the most diverse in terms of amphibians, therefore its investigation and conservation is a priority.

Ecuador’s Correa and Moreno to hold transition meeting on Friday

The transition meeting between outgoing president Rafael Correa and president-elect Lenin Moreno will be held Friday at the Carondelet government palace, it will set the road map for transition in a unique event in Ecuador’s history with presidents of the same political party.

“We will leave a strong and optimist country”: Planning and Development Secretary

Sandra Naranjo, Planning and Development National Secretary (SENPLADES) highlighted the country’s gains during the ten years of administration under President Rafael Correa whose successor will be Lenin Moreno.

Ecuador calls upon institutions and international leaders to respect Venezuela’s sovereignty

Through a statement, Ecuador called upon institutions and international leaders to respect Venezuela’s international right and sovereignty and not to promote destabilization attempts or interference.

President Correa inaugurated new judicial center in southern Quito

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa inaugurated Tuesday a new judicial center in southern Quito that has an investment of more than 10.6 million dollars to offer services to more than 2 million inhabitants of the capital. This work is part of the judicial reform promoted by the national government.

Cassinelli reaffirms before WTO the country’s commitment to phase out import surcharges by June

Minister of Foreign Trade Juan Carlos Cassinelli and his delegation participated Tuesday in the sixth consultation meeting before the Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.

Ecuador’s main challenge is how to continue balancing the economy with the success of the last ten years: Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis, former minister of Economy in Greece during 2015 affirmed Monday that Ecuador’s main challenge is how to continue balancing the economy with the success of the last ten years at an international level.

20th plenary session of Ibero-American ministers of Justice to be hold in Quito

The Conference of ministers of Justice of Ibero-American countries (COMJIB) will hold Monday their 20th Assembly at the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in northern Quito.

Ecuador’s president-elect ratifies campaign pledges and thanks Rafael Correa “for paving the way”

Ecuador’s president-elect Lenin Moreno thanked Saturday the outgoing president and leader of the Citizen’s Revolution, Rafael Correa “for paving the way,” and added “we will work even better.”

President Correa laments over death of 31 citizens killed by flooding

President Rafael Correa lamented Thursday over the death of 31 citizens killed by rains that have been heavier than those in 1998 when the Andean country was affected by El Nino phenomenon.

OAS Permanent Council congratulates Lenin Moreno on his election victory

On behalf of the 34 countries member, President of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) Diego Pary congratulated Lenin Moreno on being elected president of Ecuador for 2017 to 2021.

“It’s time to reach agreements to achieve great national goals”, says Ecuador’s president-elect

Ecuador’s president-elect Lenin Moreno affirmed Wednesday that it is time to reach agreements “to achieve great national goals,” after being ratified by the majority of voters in the recount of 1.2 million votes from the April 2 election.

Recount reaffirms Lenin Moreno’s election victory in Ecuador

Ecuador’s National Electoral Council ratified Tuesday in Quito Lenin Moreno’s victory in the runoff presidential election after recounting 1’275.450 votes of the 3.865 voting records challenged by Alianza CREO and Alianza PAIS parties without showing any significant change in the election results of April 2.

Ecuador has the lowest unemployment rate of the last five years

Ecuador’s unemployment rate stood at 4.4% in March 2017, which means 1.3% less than in the last month and becomes the lowest unemployment rate in the last five years, according to the last survey conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).

Ecuador’s historic recount of more than 1M votes

For the first time in Ecuador’s electoral history, 1’275.450 votes from the presidential election of April 2 will be recounted Tuesday.

President Correa affirms that scholarship holders are Ecuador’s most important resource

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa met Monday with scholarship holders who have returned to the country whom he had a lunch with at the Carondelet government palace and described as Ecuador’s most important resource.

International observers to watch recount in Ecuador

Ten international observers of the electoral mission from UNASUR, UNIORE, OAS, A-web, among others, will participate tomorrow in the recount of more than 1.2 million votes as a request from CREO-SUMA and Alianza PAIS parties.

“We have turned distress into strength”: President Correa on the first anniversary of the quake

On the first anniversary of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck coastal provinces in Ecuador, President Rafael Correa an open-air mass held in Pedernales, epicenter of the quake.

OAS Secretary General accepts election results in Ecuador

Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro ratified Wednesday he recognizes the presidential election results in Ecuador won by the governing party’s candidate Lenin Moreno and mentioned that accusations on alleged irregularities must be based on technical precision.