Corruption has been the protagonist in the first 100 days of administration of President Lenin Moreno
Posted On 28 Aug 2017
A beginning marked by ruptures and inquiries of corruption. Lenin Moreno celebrates his first quarter at the head of the Government with high levels of acceptance, but also under the public eye for the absence of clear-cut definitions.
Although he has tried to stand aside, the corruption investigations conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office against several former officials of the previous government and his vice-president, Jorge Glas, have taken his official agenda. Thursday, Moreno meets his first 100 days in office.
His criticism of the alleged illegal acts committed in the past decade has caused a rupture between the top leaders of the government party Alianza PAIS.
In these first 100 days, the country has come to a “war” of declarations and writings in social networks involving Moreno, the former president Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas, who will be linked to an investigation for illicit association within the corruption plot of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in the country.
Despite the confrontation, Moreno has managed to capitalize on this political moment. At least three surveys place his levels of acceptance and credibility between 75% and 85% (see chart). (I)