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Ecuador: Pres. Moreno receives indigenous blessings in Cochasqui after swearing-in01:13

Ecuador: Pres. Moreno receives indigenous blessings in Cochasqui after swearing-in

Ecuador, Cochasqui
May 26, 2017 at 02:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

Ecuador's new President Lenin Moreno participated in a traditional indigenous inauguration ceremony in Cochasqui on Thursday, a day after he was officially sworn in.

Indigenous leaders presented the new leader with a wooden scepter, which serves as a symbol of one's inauguration in indigenous tradition.

After receiving the scepter, Moreno noted that "it reminds presidents of their commitment to the sacred well-being of the indigenous groups of Ecuador, with whom we have a long debt."

During the ceremony, Moreno was accompanied by his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales.

Ecuador: Pres. Moreno receives indigenous blessings in Cochasqui after swearing-in01:13
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Ecuador's new President Lenin Moreno participated in a traditional indigenous inauguration ceremony in Cochasqui on Thursday, a day after he was officially sworn in.

Indigenous leaders presented the new leader with a wooden scepter, which serves as a symbol of one's inauguration in indigenous tradition.

After receiving the scepter, Moreno noted that "it reminds presidents of their commitment to the sacred well-being of the indigenous groups of Ecuador, with whom we have a long debt."

During the ceremony, Moreno was accompanied by his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales.

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