The Ecuadorian President, Guillermo Lasso, announced the first change in his cabinet after he activated the “cross death” last May 17, with which he dissolved the National Assembly (unicameral Parliament) and ordered to call for early elections.
In an official communiqué issued by the General Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency, the Government specifies that former legislator César Rohon will be the new Minister of Transportation and Public Works, replacing Darío Herrera, whom it thanked for his functions.
Regarding Rohon, former deputy for the Social Christian Party, opponent to the Government, the communiqué highlights his “outstanding political and business career” and points out that “he will promote the most urgent public and road works for the benefit of the citizens”.
The announcement takes place a few hours before his annual work report on May 24, scheduled in a state institution in the south of the city of Quito, since he cannot make his traditional speech before the legislative plenary after dissolving it using executive decree 741.
On May 23, the Minister of Government, Henry Cucalón, commented that the President would announce several changes in his government team, even though his mandate ends next November with the inauguration of the new binomial chosen in the anticipated presidential and legislative elections in August.
Cucalón indicated that “these are necessary renewals” and added, “a new stage of government is coming”.
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