Apr 07, 2022
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The main supporters of the left today are the Citizen Revolution Movement, led by former president Rafael Correa, and the Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement, the political arm of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie). Although both spaces maintain coincidences in their opposition to neoliberalism, they have suffered historical disagreements that it is necessary to reveal in order to understand the situation of the Ecuadorian institutional left. Outside of them, however, there is also an important vitality: that provided by social movements. These will be, in the current context, decisive for the future of the left. The victory of Moreno –as a candidate for Correismo– in the 2017 presidential elections by less than three points over Lasso meant that the governing force founded by Rafael Correa had overcome a phase of decline. In that context, the victory put on hold the necessary self-criticism about the policy deficit in management, to the extent that its support Whatsapp Mobile Number List itself more and more from social organizations and movements. However, the victory was very short-lived. Moreno chose to govern with an aggressively neoliberal plan, accompanied by business actors, banks and media corporations, and have the support of CREO and PSC in the Legislative Power, at the same time that it generated the implosion of the PAIS Alliance political movement with which he had acceded to the Presidency. The first expression of opposition to the Moreno government was born from the fracture of his own political force. The block of legislators of the Citizen Revolution (30 of 74 elected assembly members) remained in line with the government plan voted in 2017 and constituted a fundamental piece of discourse configuration and political action against the adjustment: it voted organically and steadily against the initiatives legislative support for the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and even outside the traditional media, did not stop battling and arguing to strengthen the opposition to the Moreno government. It is not possible to speak of the validity and resistance of Correismo without its action.