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President of Ecuador to present his first Report to the Nation

Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The president of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, will present his first Report to the Nation after six months of an administration marked by insecurity, tax increases, diplomatic crises, blackouts, and controversies.

The event will be atypical since leaders normally give accounts of their management once they have completed one year in office, even though Noboa took office on November 23rd, 2023, after the exceptional elections following the cross-death decreed by his predecessor, Guillermo Lasso. Furthermore, it will be his last report in this period, as there will be presidential elections in February 2025 in which the current president intends to run again.

Noboa must refer in his speech to proposals he promised as part of his campaign, fulfilling some of them, such as the referendum, and failing to materialize others, such as the promise to end insecurity.

Although the official discourse claims to have restored peace to the country, the reality is far from this, as massacres, hitmen, extortion, and other crimes persist, to the point that last Wednesday Noboa himself decreed a new state of exception in seven provinces.

Local media indicate that around 200 buses with citizens from several provinces and militants of the National Democratic Action movement will arrive near the legislative headquarters, to support the president, regarding complaints circulating on social networks that public servants are forced to attend the event.

Recent polls indicate that the president’s acceptance fell 20 points after reaching 80 percent approval last January when he decreed the war against organized crime.

The deterioration of Noboa’s acceptance in the last five months is a consequence of key decisions such as the increase in VAT from 12 to 15 percent, which has affected the pockets of many, mainly the middle and lower classes.

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