On September 2, 2017, Lenin Moreno completed his first one hundred days as President of Ecuador, during which he has shown openness to opposition parties, while being met with intense in-fighting within his own Alianza País party. Clearly, one of his most relevant actions has been taking a stance against the corruption in which Ecuador is immersed.
Under the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador, in concordance with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, he considered that "corruption constitutes a constant threat to the stability and security of societies, by undermining the institutions and values of democracy, ethics and justice, compromising the State's resources, and fracturing the foundations of national political stability."
He also issued Executive Decree No. 21, in which he sets out the "National Strategy for Transparency and the Fight Against Corruption." In this Decree, Lenin Moreno further recommended requesting advice from the United Nations System to achieve real anti-corruption results.
Moreover, he created the "Front for Transparency and the Fight Against Corruption," whose members are high-profile individuals, civil society entities, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the National Secretary of Planning. The Front's main purpose is to propose corruption prevention strategies and mechanisms to the President. Even though it has no real legal powers, it can urge entities to exercise control and conduct investigations, seek promotion and development of a transparency culture and values, and submit political and legislative proposals to fight corruption.
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