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Politics of Ecuador

In Ecuador, the type of government is a Unitary presidential constitutional republic. In Ecuador, the legislative power is vested in a National Assembly. The head of the government is Lenín Moreno. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Ecuador lasts until 2 January 2021. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The term of office of the head of state in Ecuador lasts until 01/02/2021. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Ecuador is 1.997. Due to strong law enforcement presence and high social responsibility, Ecuador is very safe by international standards. The strength of legal rights index for Ecuador is 1. Overall, it is considered to be rather weak - bankrupcy and collateral laws are unable to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders in case of credit-related complications; credit information, if any at all, is scarce and hardly accessible. In 2013, Ecuador received 149.4 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 158.8 USD.

Government

In Ecuador, the head of the government is Lenín Moreno. The government system of Ecuador is a Unitary presidential constitutional republic. In Ecuador, the legislative power is vested in a National Assembly; this is a Unicameral legislative body, and therefore a Unicameral National Assembly. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Ecuador is -0.5. This indicates that the government of Ecuador is mediocre. While some public and civil services are limited, in other cases they can be considered adequate or even effective. Potential investors should carefully evaluate the governmental situation in Ecuador before considering any business maneuvers.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Ecuador is a member of.

Ecuador is a member of the United Nations (UN). Ecuador is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ecuador is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Ecuador became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Ecuador is part of, click on Ecuador membership in international unions.

Freedom in Ecuador

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Ecuador is 2. Citizens in Ecuador experience partial freedom. While the majority of citizens are able to exercise their free will to a certain extent in Ecuador, some political engagement may be limited and certain population groups may be excluded from certain freedoms or expressions. To read more about freedom level in Ecuador click on Freedom in Ecuador.