Moreno asks his cabinet to resign

May 9, 2018

In what has become an annual presidential ritual in Ecuador, President Lenin Moreno has asked his cabinet to resign after a year of service. May 24 marks the one-year anniversary of Moreno’s presidency and, according to his press secretary, he was wants to begin year two on a new foot.

President Lenin Moreno

Former president Rafael Correa began the tradition of asking for the annual resignations of cabinet members after which he reappointed most of them. Moreno is expected to follow suit.

Moreno succeeded Rafael Correa as president in May 2017, and since then has replaced a number of ministers and high government officials, including the heads of the defense and interior two weeks ago.

Press secretary Juan Sebastian Roldan said that the president “will do a careful evaluation of the performance and political position of the different ministers, and make new appointments as appropriate.”

Roldan said that no “specific decisions” have yet been made about the appointments. “We will all find out on May 24, when the president announces his decisions.”

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