The former President of Ecuador, Abdala Bucaram Ortiz, confirmed he will run as a candidate for the presidency of Ecuador in the next elections and proclaimed himself as “leader of the country”, despite being exiled and “persecuted”.
Bucaram’ statements were made via satellite in an interview with Ismael Cala for CNN in Spanish.
Since the exile in Panama, where he has lived for 15 years, Bucaram said he was “ousted” by a “gangster and xenophobic” political class and compared himself to Peron, Dante Alighieri, Aristotle … and even with Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in the sense of exile and persecution.
Bucaram also said that whoever tries to be different is called “crazy” but they do not know that “crazy people build the roads that later the wise will walk”. (MZ)