Yesterday the ruling movement drafted an agreement in which they proposed to add the unlimited re-election of public officials within the Constitution, however, today the Communications Secretary Fernando Alvarado, said “Rafael Correa will not seek reelection.”
The executive secretary of Alianza PAIS (AP), Galo Mora, said that “the president has not said it,” explaining that the proposal aims to show the “double standard” of certain media that once criticized Correa for his reelection and now support the same goal of the mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot.
The president has said on several occasions that he does not intend to run for re-election and that AP should have another person to replace him.
The Ecuadorian Constitution, in force since 2008, allows for re-election once, so Correa, who was reelected in February 2013, is not entitled to a new term. His current administration ends in 2017, after ten years in power.
Instead, Nebot, could run again even though in 2014, when the sectional elections take place, he would have completed 14 years in office.