Rafael Correa joins the epistolary politics, which has been chosen by international leaders in a flurry of letters and open letters in recent months. This allows him to send a message without sitting down and listening to the responses.
Unlike other channels, letters have a different, more personal effect, analysts, as Tito Quintero, president of the Faculty of Political Science and Law at the University of Espiritu Santo say this. “The president has opened a way in which the political message, although it is not, appears to be directed exclusively to the individual. His other ways are worn out,” says Quintero.
Despite criticism, this is not the first time the president chooses this way. He did it, albeit unsuccessfully, to address his fellow party members before the municipal elections of 2013, when assuring them that losing the mayorship of Quito (Augusto Barrera aspired to run for reelection) could mean losing power.