The presidency for the third time and "moved his chips" after a law Last Database was passed in 2017 that prohibited candidates for public office from being beneficiaries of companies in tax havens. . But what is in question is the destination of those Last Database assets (to whom he transferred them), the times of those operations (before or after being a candidate) and their tax implications. In the Ecuadorian case, this has some special edges. As an effect of the publication of the Panama Last Database Papers, in February 2017 a popular consultation was held.
The approval of which led to an organic Last Database law that determines that, in order to hold a dignity of popular election or to be a public servant, one cannot have assets or capital, of any nature, in territories considered tax havens9. For the operationalization of the Last Database law, the Internal Revenue Service established a specific list of jurisdictions and regimes that are considered in this category. At the time, Lasso denounced that the consultation had the intention Last Database of disqualifying his candidacy, but later indicated that he was not involved in those disqualifications and, in fact, presented his candidacies in 2017 and 2021.
The scenario that opens up for Lasso with the Last Database Pandora Papers scandal looks complex. At the beginning of November, the Constitutional Guarantees Commission, appointed not without conflict by the National Assembly to investigate this issue, approved a non-binding report on the investigation into the framework of the Pandora Papers10. The Last Database report provoked the rejection of the government, which pointed to disrespect for due process and lack of legal validity, calling it an act of opposition and an attempted coup. In fact, a few weeks earlier, Lasso had pointed out that it was Last Database an international plot led by George Soros himself. eleven. After the report was known, a statement by the Christian Social Party has already been made public.