The Vice President of Ecuador, Otto Sonnenholzner, announced his resignation on Tuesday in a speech in which he spoke in favor of finding a new “way” for the 2021 elections, but without his possible political aspirations for the past few weeks was speculated about a possible candidacy.
The 37-year-old Sonnenholzner took office in December 2018 to replace María Alejandra Vicuña, who was involved in a corruption scandal. He became the third “number two” by Lenín Moreno, who came to the presidency through “Correista” Jorge Glas, who was convicted of corruption.
Sonnenholzner said that he came “without looking for it” to an institution “discredited by corruption scandals” and in which he defended “austerity measures” and “work” as the main lines of action. In this way he tried to convince the citizens: “He had no opportunity to vote for me.”
“I don’t feel and I’ve never felt like a politician, but the world has changed,” he assured before adding that Ecuador needed “new solutions” to turn the “failed model” as a stage in the EU to complete power of former President Rafael Correa.
Sonnenholzner understands that now “the responsibility is to go,” even though he has not said what his intentions are for a choice that, in his own words, will be “the most relevant in Ecuador’s history”. He hopes to “build a path” by focusing on “common goals” and stopping those who “insist on a return”.