Mr Moreno’s position as the country’s president is not affected but the committee said that Alianza País would now be led by the former foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño.
Supporters of Mr Moreno said they did not accept the committee’s decision.
It has to do with Rafael Correa,
Moreno, who is seeking presidential term limits via a referendum to revise the constitution, has sidelined another top Correa ally from the vice presidency, and is overseeing a corruption probe that has ensnared former high-level officials.
Allegedly, Correa expected to run for president again after Lenín served one term.
But Lenín has other plans, including a proposed referendum,
Such a referendum would, however, defy some of the rules laid down by the previous government headed by Rafael Correa, such as unlimited reelections, capital gains legislation and the restructuring of the Citizen Participation Council, all controversial matters that further divide Ecuadorian society.
Not exactly what Correa had in mind when he left for Belgium.