President Raphael Correa of Ecuador told Julian Assange that presidents have very little power to change things because the very concept of political leadership is being demonized.
“Can you envisage US independence without the great leaders behind it? Can you envisage the reconstruction of Europe after WWII without the great leaders behind it?” he said. “But in order to oppose these new changes brought about by strong and good leaders, they now denounce leadership as tyranny, populism, and evil.”
Correa explained that in Ecuador the government is not managing an established system, but changing one that was a “total failure” for centuries.