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Ecuador, a country where coups abound; the last three succeeded

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Although the thirteenth day of national strike was declared on leave by the president of CONAIE, Leonidas Isathe tension in the country remains because there is a historical fear that has started to gain relevance with the recent mobilizations: Rebellion.

Although the indigenous leader does not accept that behind the protests there is an attempt to remove the conservative from Carondelet, the latter in his last speech (National Channel) crossed out that this was the primary goal of his opponents.

The coup attempt is not unusual, not because of the current policies of the CREO representative, but because of Ecuadorian history. Since the country declared itself a Republic (192 years ago), there have been a total of 35 such actions.

According to journalist Yalile Loaiza, for the Infobae portal, since political autonomy, the country has experienced on average a coup every six years. However, not all attempts were successful, only half (17) achieved their goal; the last three managed to overthrow the government (Abdalá Bucaram, Jamil Mahuad and Lucio Gutiérrez).

Coups began with the first president, Flowers of Jean-Joseph. The Venezuelan resisted three of these attempts. Although the curator Garcia Moreno he has become an expert at disarming these actions against him by provoking his opponents to take a single exit: kill him.

The lawyer, writer, politician and soldier suffered six coups: four from 1859 to 1865; two more in March and December 1869. Although there had already been an attempt to kill him – on August 30, 1864 – the commission was carried out on August 6, 1875.

The period of “tranquility” ran from when Isidro Ayora left power in 1931 until 1972. “More than four decades have passed since the establishment of the rule of law, supported by a moderate and reformist government”, returns to the note published by the Argentine media.

Although this does not mean that during this season there were no dismissals. José María Velasco Ibarra was removed from office three times by majorities in Congress. Until February 15, 1972, the military carried out a coup.

Since the return to democracy in 1978, all coups have succeeded, beginning in 1997 when crowds across the country marched to “get rid” of Abdalá Bucaram. Four years later, the rebellion led by mid-level military and Confederates Indigenous peoples terminated the mandate of Jamil Mahuad.

The last coup took place in 2005 when the protagonist of the same action, then President Lucio Gutierrez, faced the rebellion of outlaws.

The uprising was a mobilization composed mostly of middle-class citizens of Quito that forced the support of the armed forces, the dismissal of Gutiérrez, and constitutional succession.

Most coups occur during periods of political instability dominated by the polarization of sectors seeking to seize power by force. While the phases of “stability” are due to pluralism, tolerance, moderation, respect for institutions and liberal democracy.

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Source metroecuador.com

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