Galo Chiriboga, current ambassador of Spain in Ecuador and the highest rated as official candidate in the contest to be the next General Attorney, did not meet certain requirements set for the selection process, which has been stalled by a court order.
According to the rules of the contest, contenders for fiscal must document their university teaching for a minimum of six months, but Chiriboga only taught for 4 days.
Chiriboga’s registration form indicates that he taught at the Human Rights Postgraduate at the State University of Guayaquil from January 4, 2000 to February 5, 2001.
Washington Aguirre, Director General of the Graduate Studies Unit, outlined in a signed document: “Galo Chiriboga taught at Unit 19 “Internal mechanisms in Ecuador “, in November 24, 25, 29, and 30, 2000, with a time period of 16 hours.”
Luis Quishpe, overseer of the competition for the appointment of the prosecutor, also noted “inconsistencies “in other documents filed by Chiriboga. He notes that several licenses have been a member or volunteer organizations that promote the protection of human rights and constitutional guarantees are not “date period” or “were not delivered by the legal representative”, as requested in the instructions.
Other observations are the dates listed in the registration form that do not match with his resume. One example is that he was given permision to begin his legal profession since 1983 when documentation in his folder says that he got his graduate diploma in 1984.
The Citizens Commission Selection graded Chiriboga with 49 points on merit, one extra point from the grade initially given by a technical team appointed by that body to review the folders of applicants. Chiriboga got 36 points in the knowledge test (he is in sixth place), but adding the merits he completed 49 of 85 in total, that allowed him to get the first possition.
Source: El Universo Newspaper