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Ecuador Congress Postpones Lasso Impeachment Vote to Tuesday

  • President announces fuel price cut in attempt to lower tension
  • Market-friendly president has been grappling with civil unrest
Demonstrators during an Indigenous Land Workers' Movement protest in Quito on June 13.
Demonstrators during an Indigenous Land Workers' Movement protest in Quito on June 13.Photographer: David Diaz Arcos/Bloomberg
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Ecuador’s congress postponed a vote on whether to impeach market-friendly President Guillermo Lasso until Tuesday after he announced fuel price cuts in a bid to appease protesters.

The legislature ended a second consecutive night of debate over Lasso’s future in office without voting. The conservative former banker’s political struggles come on the back of two weeks of violent protests across the country over fuel prices and the high cost of living.