Ecuador legislature unseats leader close to President Guillermo Lasso

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By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador’s National Assembly late on Tuesday voted to remove its head, Guadalupe Llori, a close ally of President Guillermo Lasso, accusing her of failing to perform her duties and appointing one of her deputies in her stead. The move was supported by 81 of the 82 legislators present and was backed by the opposition, which holds a majority in the assembly of 137 legislators. The decision will likely come as a further blow to Lasso, who has faced vehement opposition in the assembly to his investment and security proposals, with the president threatening to…

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