The Ecuadorian businessman Álvaro Noboa will not be able to participate in the presidential elections of 2021 with the Adelante Ecuatoriano Adelante movement . The Plenary of the National Electoral Council (CNE) annulled its political grouping this Thursday, July 30, 2020.
Noboa spoke hours after the decision made in the extraordinary session of the electoral body, which he described as fraudulent . According to the five-time presidential candidate, this is the third time they would prevent him from assuming the highest authority in the country through the ballot box.
Come together. Make your protest peaceful, ”said Noboa, in a video broadcast on social media. In it the candidate for Carondelet appears with a frown and questioning the nullity of his party. ” The Ecuadorian people cannot continue to endure without claiming peacefully, but effectively,” he added.
The Plenary of the CNE annulled Adelante Ecuatoriano Adelante on the grounds of cancellation determined by article 327, numeral 3, of the Democracy Code . The law stipulates that political groups that do not obtain at least 4% of valid votes in two consecutive elections will be removed from the Permanent Register of Political Organizations. The movements Democratic Citizen Awareness, LIVE, Health and Work, Transparency and Action were also canceled in the session this Thursday.
However, for Noboa it is an electoral fraud because, according to surveys, he led the popular support for the 2021 elections. ” We are appealing and I am sure that this will be resolved,” he said.
Considered one of the wealthiest men in Ecuador, Noboa was interested in running for the sixth time in an election. In 1998 he lost the Presidency with Jamil Mahuad and in 2006 with Rafael Correa. Both times, the banana magnate said, they took away his power illegally.
Noboa did not specify what he means by peaceful protest, more than legally appealing to the CNE resolution. However, the cancellation of Adelante Ecuatoriano Adelante does not imply that you are prohibited from registering as a candidate. The businessman could reach agreements with other movements to appear on the ballot of the electoral process that will elect the successor to Lenín Moreno. (I)