Until 07:30 on Tuesday the National Electoral Council (CNE) had 7,025 candidates registered for the March 2019 elections, said counselor José Cabrera, who made a report in the Electoral Delegation of Guayas.
And just this province is the one that has received the largest number of registrations with 769, although for Cabrera the number is still low.
He said that in Guayas there have been registered 32 candidates for mayors, 251 for urban councilors, 68 for rural councilors, 88 for urban councilors for circumscription and 330 for parochial boards, and until that moment none to prefect.
However, around 10:30 the first candidate for that dignity to register was Carlos Luis Morales for the Social Christian Party (PSC) and Madera de Guerrero (MG), along with Susana González as an aspiring vice-prefect.
In the afternoon another candidate was added, Leonardo Escobar, proclaimed by Adelante Ecuatoriano Adelante as his candidate for prefect of Guayas.
Cabrera, in Guayaquil, and the vice president of the CNE, Enrique Pita, in Quito, warned that there will be no extensions for the registration of candidates, which will culminate at 6:00 p.m. this Friday. “There is a very high improvisation on the part of political organizations. But it closes at 6:00 pm whether or not you are at home, “said Pita.
On Tuesday, Pablo Dávalos presented and registered his candidacy to the Mayor’s Office of Quito for the Pachakutik movement, and Pablo Vélez, to the Prefecture.
Meanwhile, in Azuay there are 41 political organizations qualified to participate in the elections of 2019, but only 11 registered until noon yesterday. At the moment, the only movement approved by the Provincial Electoral Board and ready to participate is Unidad Ricaurtense, which will nominate the parish government.
In Manabí, until 12 noon on Tuesday only 12 candidates had registered, most of them for mayors, 3 from Portoviejo and 3 from Montecristi, the rest are aspiring councilors and one prefect.
In addition, the members of the Provincial Electoral Board of Manabí were presented. As president Milton Perero, vice president is Jenny Ronquillo, and Tamara Montesdeoca and Andrea Quijije, vocals. Still to name a fifth member. (I)