An indigenous movement wins the presidency of Ecuador’s parliament

Guadalupe Llori, a lawyer who will lead the Assembly between 2021 and 2023, took office once she was sworn in by legislator Pierina Correa, who led the session as she was the most voted in the elections last February 7.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Guadalupe Llori, of the indigenous movement Pachakutik, won the National Assembly (parliament) presidency on Saturday, May 15, after obtaining the support of 71 of the 137 legislative members.

Legislator Mario Ruiz presented Llori's candidacy after highlighting the need for reconciliation among Ecuadorians and to recover the credibility of the people in the National Assembly.

This task, he said, "can be undertaken by a woman who represents struggle as Guadalupe . . .

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