Ecuador’s political opposition parties split for the upcoming 2017 Presidential Election

The political initiative called “Unity,” which consisted of most major political parties opposed to the ruling party “Alianza Pais,” has officially disintegrated (El Universo). The idea to unite all major political opposition parties emerged in early 2015 to challenge a then possible re-election of current President Rafael Correa. In September 2016, President Correa announced former Vice-President Lenin Moreno will be the Presidential candidate for Alianza Pais in the upcoming February 2017 election, ending any speculation of a possible reelection for Correa (El Universo).