El Progresismo en Ecuador: Menos Descentralización Y más Recentralización

Translated title of the contribution: Progressivism in Ecuador: Less Decentralization and More Recentralization

Victor Hugo Torres Davila

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Ecuador was one of the Latin American countries that experienced the progressive turn in the central government, not enough in society and less in local governments. President Rafael Correa and the Alianza PAIS Movement won the 2006 elections, after a polarized campaign that pitted the political reform project against populism and the status quo, obtaining 56.6% of the vote in the second round. His project was embodied in the 2008 Constitution focused on the recovery of the State, and outlined a cascading decentralization of powers to the different levels of the euphemistically called "decentralized autonomous governments" (GAD). Politically, he changed the electoral rules, calling for new elections in 2009, which he won again, later reiterating another triumph in the 2013 elections. The period 2006-2017 was the progressive cycle of the "Citizen Revolution" which, based on a transitory oil bonanza, reconfigured the state centrality diminished by the neoliberal onslaught, together with the government of the State that by constitutional mandate would be decentralized. It seemed that an unprecedented period of balance between the centrality and decentralization of the State had begun.
Translated title of the contributionProgressivism in Ecuador: Less Decentralization and More Recentralization
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Title of host publicationEstudios Políticos
PublisherUniversidad De Salamanca
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-84-9012-924-1
StatePublished - 30 Jul 2018

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 213A Political Science


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