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Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso addresses the nation in Quito.

Bolivar Parra/Ecuador Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

Ecuador’s democracy gets Lassoed

We warned you this might happen … Early on Wednesday, Ecuador’s embattled President Guillermo Lasso dissolved parliament to scuttle his impeachment. Lasso can rule by decree for up to six months after triggering the so-called muerte cruzada or mutual death clause of the constitution, which mandates a new election in about 90 days.

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