Rafael Correa took power as President of the Republic of Ecuador to govern until 2017.
Correa took on his third term at the National Assembly before the heads of state of different Latin American and European countries, international delegations, assembly members, ministers, family members, and members of the governing party Alianza PAIS. Correa and his Vice President Jorge Glas were sworn in before the President of the National Assembly, Gabriela Rivadeneira, on the morning of May 24, 2013.
In his inauguration speech President Rafael Correa promised to continue the social programs which his high levels of popularity have been based on. Correa emphasized that public investment will be maintained this year at 15% of the gross domestic product (GDP) to continue the social plans and the building of infrastructure.
On Twitter Ecuadorians commented on the speech under the hashtag #PosesiónPresidencial [es] (President takes power).
Carlos Macas (@CarlosMacas19) [es] mentioned one of the changes to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that Correa proposes [es]: change the headquarters from Washington to a country in the region that has joined the American Convention on Human Rights (also known as the Pact of San José).
But lawyer and political activist Luis A. Gaibor G. (@Luisgaiborg) [es] asked:
President Correa has a tense [es] relationship with the media in the country. In his speech he said that “the Latin American press, with honorable exceptions like always, is bad, very bad” and he claimed to be a victim of a “media lynching”. Nevertheless, as social communicator Edison Pérez (@edyelrojo) [es] mentions, Correa added: “We defend the freedom of expression of all Ecuadorians and not only of certain groups”.
Luis Baque Gutiérrez (@baquelig) [es] repeated the words of the president during the speech:
With a more critical look, @Jose_CastroS [es] from Guayaquil questioned Correa's words when he said [es] that “