From the Document: "Ecuador is a small, ethnically and geographically diverse country of 17 million inhabitants, located in South America between Colombia and Peru. In 2017, Lenín Moreno of the leftist Alianza Pais (AP) party was elected president, succeeding President Rafael Correa (2007-2017), a populist leader of the same party who had governed in an increasingly authoritarian manner. Correa, Ecuador's longest-serving president, was reelected three times, bringing stability to Ecuador's previously tumultuous politics. Many thought Correa's socialist 'Citizens' Revolution' movement would continue under President Moreno, who served as Correa's vice president for six years. President Moreno quickly distanced himself from Correa in style and substance, however, and implemented liberal political and economic reforms."
CRS In Focus, IF11218
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