Ecuador: Elections

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 26th April 2023.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Ecuadoran counterpart on whether President Guillermo Lasso plans to dissolve Congress and call early elections.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We have been closely monitoring political developments in Ecuador since Ecuador's Constitutional Court approved the National Assembly's plan to impeach President Lasso at the end of March. Staff at the British Embassy in Quito hold regular discussions with the Ecuadorean Government and stakeholders on a range of issues including the political outlook. The Foreign Secretary last spoke with his Ecuadorean counterpart in February, before the impeachment vote was approved on 29 March.

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