The president of the International Relations Commission, Fernando Bustamante, in an interview with daily Expreso, spoke about possible sanctions of Alianza PAIS, the communication amendment and his relationship with President Rafael Correa.
Bustamante said he can not talk on the subject, the Alianza PAIS commission will be the one that decides.
“It depends on the circumstances and the gaps that open. It is very difficult, we must find the best solution. It did what I thought was right and the belief that voters do not want these amendments,” he said on the party discipline and conscience.
On the communication amendment, he does not share the ideological and philosophical conception of the role of the state. “Communication is a fundamental right and can not be a public service. The state can put conditions for this right to be exercised and enjoyed, but it can not be subject to that right.”
He explains that this amendment restricts the rights to communication, which is very important. “It should not be a public service.”
Translated into English by Pierina Abad