Ecuador government will not recognise new superintendent of banks

Legislature and government clash as courts disagree on legality of appointment process

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The Ecuadorian interior minister, Francisco Jiménez, said on August 14 that the country’s government would not recognise Raúl González Carrión as superintendent of banks and insurance. The Ecuadorian legislature swore in González on August 11.

The interior minister cited a judicial order annulling the entire process of González’s appointment, though a different court had ordered the National Assembly to proceed with the inauguration.

Saying “you cannot swear in someone whose nomination does

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