Following the runoff election on November 24, Uruguay will face the challenge of remaining one of the strongest democracies in Latin America. This will be a shared responsibility between the winner and the losing party.
Last week’s massive protests in Ecuador marked a turning point for Moreno, who now faces his biggest political challenge yet: build consensus to save his presidency and save Ecuador from a return of populist leadership.
Vizcarra’s controversial dissolution of Congress and/or Congress’s vote to suspend the president reflect problems within Peruvian politics (e.g. weak, non-programmatic parties, intransigence, a lack of forbearance, corruption) not, necessarily, a weak commitment to the norms or institutions.