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Tag: Guillermo Lasso

  • “La Muerte Cruzada”: How Ecuador’s President Lasso ended an Impeachment Attempt by Decree

    –Adwaldo Lins Peixoto Neto, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Presidential impeachment is a democratic but turbulent instrument of removing presidents who committed misdeeds without breaking the political and democratic system. In Ecuador, this institution has now worked adequately under the last constitution, and the Constitution promulgated in 2008 set a new institutional design for impeachment.