In Ecuador's progressive period, decentralization was overshadowed by a recentralization of the public sector. In the two sectional elections of 2009 and 2014, electoral dispersion and opposition to the progressivism of local governments increased, with the consequent political neglect of decentralization; while in the national elections of 2009 and 2013, with the presidential victories, state recentralization was legitimized and diminished at the local level. Decentralization, in the midst of tensions between the sectional governments and the national government, faces uncertainties that can only be overcome by redefining state relations between the center and the localities.
|Translated title of the contribution||Elections, Decentralization and Local Autonomy: Tensions in Ecuadorian Progressivism|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
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