Posted On 30 Jun 2017
After ten years the ubiquitous image of former President Rafael Correa lingered in the main offices of the Presidency, President Lenin Moreno arranged that, instead of a portrait of him, the faces of emblematic characters that have marked the history of the country take center stage.
The government has described the initiative as a campaign for the “resignification of historical figures” and “promotion of values,” and last Monday they started with the face of Maria Manuela Dominga de Espejo and Aldaz (1753-1829), journalist, nurse and libertarian, sister of Eugenio Espejo and wife of José Mejía Lequerica.
Moreno explained that the campaign does not replace Correa’s image, but his own image and took the opportunity to deliver, at the end of the event, a painting of Manuela Espejo to each governor who attended the inauguration event for local authorities.
In his Twitter account, the former president congratulated the initiative of his successor and explained that in his government they had to frame his image because “it was an embarrassment” to see the state offices with campaign photos or unofficial posters. (I)