The legislative session that began on May 14 under the direction of the president of the Assembly, Gabriela Rivadeneira, celebrated a 100 days. But it has not materialized the promise of delivering the ruling laws of the Penal Code and the Comprehensive Organic Water Resources Act or Water.
The only rule that was declared as a priority was the controversial Communications Law, which was passed by Rivadeneira on June14.
Nevertheless, the new Penal Code is delayed. Mauro Andino (AP), chairman of the Justice Committee, maintained that until August it’s expect to have the report ready for the second debate, to be held in September.
Meanwhile the Sovereignty Commission seeks to include in the pre-legislative consultation process for the Water Law, hopes to finalize the dates of the provincial assemblies that would be the second before the national tables to finally resume the legislative task of writing a report.
The second vice president of the Assembly, Marcela Aguinaga (AP), indicated as a result of the complex issues that they would try, “what we have given priority in any case, have been popular mandates“.