Authorities of the Assembly received indigenous purification

The president of the assembly, Gabriela Rivadeneira, along with vice presidents Rosana Alvarado and Marcela Aguinaga participated in the purification ritual carried out by the indigenous communities of Chimborazo. The purpose of the ritual is to give good energy for the next two...

Assembly authorities reelected until 2017

This Thursday authorities of the National Assembly were re-elected, Gabriela Rivadeneira as president, with 103 votes, Rosana Alvarado as first vice president with 100 votes and Marcela Aguinaga as second vice president, also with 100 votes. With 26 votes against, Rivadeneira...

Bomb threat at the National Assembly

Today at 16h10, the National Assembly was evacuated due to a bomb threat at the security checkpoint #1, as reported by Assemblywoman Gina Godoy on her twitter account @GinaGodoyAndrad. Minutes later, Godoy reported that a legislative escort confirmed the presence of an explosive....

New law of conjugal administration

The new conjugal law stipulates that one of the spouses will assume the role of “administrator of the coyugal society” at the moment of the civil wedding. Not thus with parenthood, an irrevocable right. These would be the new reforms (58 in total) to the Civil Code...

Concern about retirement funds

On Tuesday night, the plenary of the National Assembly adopted the Law on Employment Security and Recognition of Unpaid Labor at Home, in which the cessation of the 40% state contribution for retirement pensions is provided, so that retirees, members of the Ecuadorian Institute...

IESS authorities propose to make adjustments in pensions increase and administration of contributions

Yesterday, officials of the IESS and members of the Commission on the Rights of Workers, chaired by Betty Carrillo, were received by the General Commission of the Assembly, however, Richard Espinosa, president of IESS sent mathematician Luis Tipán on his behalf. Fausto Cayambe,...

Venezuelan Assembly granted special powers to Maduro until late 2015

The Venezuelan legislature passed on Sunday “anti-imperialist” superpowers requested by leftist President Nicolas Maduro to rule by decree until the end of 2015 on security and defense affairs, amid the growing tension with the United States. “This Assembly...

According to Reforms, only the President of the Republic will have aides-de-camp

The National Assembly yesterday acquiesced to the partial veto made by the Executive branch to the Law on Armed Forces Staff. Among the reforms there are new rules to grant military promotions and assignation of aides-de-camp. This week, the new law will be published in the...