Are Rifts between Presidential Predecessor and Successor Necessary for Ecuador’s Future?
—Researched and written by Sarah Simon—
After presiding over Ecuador for two months, Lenín Moreno is already enveloped in controversy. Most of it is linked to Rafael Correa, Moreno’s predecessor who, despite backing his presidential campaign, now publicly calls Moreno’s leadership into question. While they worked together to build the same political party – the democratic socialist Alianza PAÍS – Moreno and Correa demonstrate different leadership styles.