The Voting was made in private, after an hour they let media to get in, when the outgoing president, José Vicente Troya, was positioning and taking the oath of his successor.
Ramirez was chosen in the second round with thirteen votes while his opponent Hernán Ulloa only got seven.
Before his election, Ramirez said “the justice system … requires a transformation based on technical and legal process, according to the reality and demands of our society.”
The new chief of justice, at his speech, asked to judges to work together and with expertise, in order to maintain the justice system; then, judge Ulloa publicly congratulated Ramírez, and asked his colleagues to take a decision on the consultation that the Government is planning. “Apparently they want to stick a hand in the Ecuadorian courts again, they want to set a plot against our independence and autonomy again,” he said