Posted On 21 Jun 2017
The last time the mayor of Guayaquil Jaime Nebot had an appointment with the president was the 8 of October of 2007, during the first year of Government of Rafael Correa.
That explains the news. That is why yesterday’s handshake between the highest representative of the Social-Christian party and President Lenin Moreno, something that could have gone unnoticed, is relevant and more than a greeting: it represents the end of the eternal struggle between the different levels of government.
The handshake, of course, was not spontaneous. Both officials, somewhat uncomfortable, exchanged minimal smiles in front of the cameras. A photographer encouraged them to rehearse the handshake.
The meeting, which took place for more than an hour behind closed doors in Guayaquil’s Zonal Government, is part of the beginning of the National Dialogue inaugurated yesterday morning by President Moreno, clinging to the promise of a political campaign to approach all those sectors with which the previous government had dynamited bridges. (I)