María Elsa Viteri, Ecuador’s Minister of the Economy and Finance during Rafael Correa’s tenure, resigned from running for the country’s vice-presidency on Tuesday, one day after announcing her intention to run for office.
In a series of messages posted on his Twitter account, Viteri stated that his presence could be interpreted as “detrimental” to the political project of his party, Centro Democrático, for which he has decided to put aside his “enthusiasm” . Commitment and commitment to the success of the project “.
“My responsibility to people will be to fulfill the wishes of those who decide today that I am not doing the project well, I will not damage it by my presence,” he repeated, thanking the support and rejecting the “tiny group “from. that “it tried to question its ideological coherence”.
Viteri, whose deputy should be Andrés Arauz, announced his candidacy for the vice-presidency on Monday. He would replace Correa after a court ratified the former president’s conviction for corruption, banning him from running for the election.