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Ecuador Mulls Splitting Reform Project Into Tax, Labor Bills

Oct. 13, 2021, 7:01 PM

The administration of President Guillermo Lasso is considering splitting an omnibus economic reform bill into tax and labor reform legislation, Interior Minister Alexandra Vela said in a television interview with Ecuavisa.

  • Positive comments by the president of the National Assembly, Guadalupe Llori, suggest that lawmakers would be willing to negotiate the economic reform
  • The government “will open this channel of dialog requested” by Llori to seek passage of the reform by a legislature in which the government lacks a majority
  • It is also waiting for umbrella indigenous organization CONAIE to present its delegates for separate policy negotiations

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