The proselytizing possibilities of former president Rafael Correa are void within the country due to legal issues and regulatory provisions .
The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Diana Atamaint, said that the registration regulations will not be reformed.
He clarified that the rule that obliges people who want to apply to register, first, personally during the primaries of political organizations, where before a CNE representative they proclaim the candidates, will remain in force.
Then the legal representative of the party or movement goes to the electoral body, to register the different lists of the dignities to be chosen to be qualified.
Therefore, if the former president personally appears in the country to proclaim himself as a candidate, he could be arrested, due to two orders of preventive detention issued by the courts.
The counselor José Cabrera pointed out that in the case of the assembly members by the three constituencies abroad of Europe, Asia and Oceania; The United States and Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean, can be made primary in those regions.
In this way, there is the possibility that Correa will present himself as a candidate for Europe , since he resides in Belgium, but after the primary process where the militants choose candidates and register with a representative of the CNE.
The vice president of the CNE, Enrique Pita, recalled that article 108 of the Code of Democracy says that candidates cannot be deprived of their liberty or prosecuted since the qualification of the candidacy. But proclaimed the results may be criminal proceedings against them.
Therefore, in the event that the ex-president exceeds all the registration phases and wins, that does not mean that the processes that are presented against him in the Prosecutor’s Office are eliminated .
In addition, according to the electoral calendar, candidate registrations run from September 19 to October 7 of this year.
But the former president is awaiting sentencing for the Bribes case, which would prevent him from running for elections to any dignity according to article 113 of the Constitution .
The Magna Carta establishes that citizens with an enforceable sentence cannot register as candidates.