President of Ecuador, guillermo lasso, dissolved the National Assembly (Congress) before a serious political crisis. He also said that he would apply “Cross Death” to call the election.
“It is not possible to move forward, solving the problems of Ecuadorian families, facing the profound challenges that insecurity and terrorism present us with an assembly that has as its political project the government, democracy and instability of the state” , Lasso argued first.
The president pointed out that since the beginning of his administration, on four occasions he has tried to remove her from office. The reason that would have generated political crisis and protest.
“I have decided to invoke Article No. 148 of the Constitution which gives me the power to dissolve the National Assembly (…) I have requested the National Electoral Council to immediately call legislative and presidential elections for the rest of the respective terms. It is a democratic decision, not only because it is constitutional, but also because it returns to the people of Ecuador the power to decide their future in the next elections. It’s the best possible decision.” Added.
The president confirmed in front of Ecuadorian television that he would carry it out “Cross Death”, a legal figure that allows the president to dissolve the National Assembly and then call elections. The aim is to renew the legislative and executive powers.
It should be noted that Lasso will be able to govern the South American country through emergency decrees or laws for six months, and this is the first time that a head of state calls this law, which was previously done once every three years. can be applied. management.
National Assembly and its trial
The scale has been published. a day later National Assembly Initiate a political trial against Guillermo Lasso for the alleged crime of embezzlement. Nonetheless, Lasso rejected the demands.
It should be noted that the majority of the Congress is made up of the opposition and supporters of former head of state Rafael Correa.
Now, the Electoral Court must fix a date for new elections, which must be known seven days after the dissolution.