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4th Apr, 2017Lenín Moreno elected President of Ecuador

President Rafael Correa’s candidate Lenín Moreno has been declared the winner in last Sunday’s presidential election second round runoff. Lenín Moreno of the left-wing PAIS Alliance took 51.15% of the […] more ->

2nd Apr, 2017Second round runoff today to decide the new President for Ecuador

Ecuador returns to the polls today in a second round runoff in the presidential election. Lenín Moreno of the ruling left-wing PAIS Alliance is facing Guillermo Lasso of the centre-right […] more ->

22nd Feb, 2017Presidential election goes to second round on 2nd April

Despite delays in getting a final result following last Sunday’s general election, it now looks clear that there will be a second round runoff for the post of president on […] more ->

19th Feb, 2017Ecuador elects a new President and National Assembly

The people of Ecuador have a busy day today as they go to the polls to elect a new president and vice-president, the 137 members of the National Assembly, the […] more ->

3rd May, 2016José Icaza is new Oil Minister

President Rafael Correa has appointed José Icaza Romero as his new Minister of Hydrocarbons after the resignation of Ing. Carlos Parejo. No details have been released as to the reason […] more ->

4th Mar, 2016Ricardo Patiño moves to Defence Ministry

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patiño, has been appointed the new Minister of Defence. He replaces Fernando Cordero who resigned earlier this week as tensions between the military and the government […] more ->

30th Oct, 2015IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Ecuador

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Ecuador Press Release No. 15/475 October 21, 2015 On September 25, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […] more ->

20th Feb, 2015President appoints new Minister of Foreign Trade

President Rafael Correa has made changes to his Ministries, dismissing Francisco Rivadeneira as Minister of Foreign Trade and replacing him with Diego Aulestia. María de los Ángeles Duarte becomes the […] more ->

27th Sep, 2014Five new Ministers appointed

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has sworn in five new Cabinet Ministers as part of a drive to “enhance administrative efficiency”. The new Ministers are: Sandra Naranjo; Minister of Tourism Fernando […] more ->

11th Mar, 2014President Correa reshuffles team after poor election results

After poor results in local elections President Rafael Correa has carried out a limited reshuffle of his government. In all the president made seven changes but in so doing has […] more ->