The Commission for Amendments -made up by 11 members, three of whom are contrary to the government line- has followed a plan information for the public. It has met 12 times and has had 120 exhibitors.
These are figures from the opposition that do not fit with those of the ruling movement. Alianza PAIS made an evaluation released in July 31, 2015: 10 sessions of the commission and 85 of the subcommittees. In total 95 dialogues were made, according to them.
The head of the CREO block and board member, Patricio Donoso, has an explanation: the ruling party makes numbers of its own meetings. “These are meeting of them, with themselves. But 90% of Ecuadorians, according to recent polls, want a referendum to make changes in the constitution,” he said.
According to the ruling party, the opposition does not raise alternatives. But that is not consistent with what political and social organizations have said out loud and on the streets.
There are two ways for the opponents: the referendum and the file of the bills. The amendments are restrictive to the rights of citizens. All social movements are against them. The government must listen,” said Donoso.