En una entrevista concedida al diario The Washington Post, el presidente Guillermo Lasso asegura que la muerte cruzada fue un acto de generosidad para el país.
After dissolving the National Assembly on May 17, through the death cross decree, President Guillermo Lasso assured The Washington Post that he too is leaving.
Among his plans, Lasso told the American media, is not being a candidate for the 2023 extraordinary elections, scheduled for August 20.
“My goal is not to prevent someone from returning to Ecuador,” Lasso said, referring to the return of former President Rafael Correa.
During the interview, which was granted from Carondelet in Quito, on the night of May 18, Lasso indicated that he will use these last months of his Government to promote reforms in security, infrastructure, education and health.
In addition, the President rejected criticism that his decision to call for the mutual death was motivated by political calculations.
And he assured that he had made the decision to invoke the mechanism days before the political trial, but only after ” being sure that he had military support .”
According to the President, the death cross should be seen as a way out of the political crisis and he describes it as an act of generosity for the country.
An act “to shorten the presidential term… and not to watch the shameful spectacle of politicians fighting.”
The newspaper adds in the interview that Lasso is not interested in who replaces him, but wishes the successor luck.
He also recommends that if the future president faces a similar political crisis, don’t be afraid to cross-death.