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Statement from the OAS General Secretariat on Impeachment Process of the President of Ecuador

  May 15, 2023

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) emphasizes the need for the impeachment process against President Guillermo Lasso, which begins this Tuesday, May 16, in the plenary session of the National Assembly of Ecuador, to offer all the guarantees of justice and respect the rules of due process.

The principle must be respect for the constitutional mandates of Presidents elected by popular vote, that presidential functions and tenures be exercised fully, without pressure or threats.

For this reason, it is essential that all the actors that participate in this process act with the greatest responsibility and political and institutional restraint.

Reference: E-020/23