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Muerte cruzada

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Muerte cruzada (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmweɾte kɾuˈsaða]; "mutual death") is the name given for a constitutional measure found in Article 148 of the 2008 Constitution of Ecuador.[1] It gives the President of the Republic the power to dissolve the National Assembly, however a new presidential and legislative election must be held within a certain amount of months afterwards. A regular election for a full four-year period of office then takes place.[2]

In September 2010, the Constitutional Court called it as "a checks-and-balances tool".[3]

This measure was used once since it was created by President Guillermo Lasso in May 2023.[4]


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  1. "Qué es la 'muerte cruzada' invocada por el presidente Lasso en Ecuador y qué pasa ahora". BBC Mundo. 17 May 2023. Retrieved 17 May 2023.
  2. "Ecuador deberá vivir un proceso eleccionario en pocos meses. ¿Guillermo Lasso se puede presentar a elecciones?". El Universo. 17 May 2023. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  3. Escobar, Lizeth (18 May 2023). "¿Existe grave crisis política y conmoción interna en Ecuador? La razón por la que el presidente Guillermo Lasso invocó la muerte cruzada". El Universo. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  4. "Ecuador's embattled president dissolves congress in bid to avoid impeachment". The Guardian. 17 May 2023. Retrieved 17 May 2023.