No Messiah Please, We're Ecuadorian

In seeking a constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek unlimited terms, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa argues that he aims to safeguard national institutions.
President Rafael Correa wants to keep his cool sash. Photographer: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa appears to have joined the club of Latin American populists who have trouble relinquishing power. Correa announced over the weekend that he aims to change the constitution so that he -- and any other Ecuadorian public official -- can run for re-election any number of times.

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