As reported in Ecuador Inmediato website, As reported in Ecuador Inmediato website, former Ecuadorian television anchor, Carlos Vera, managed to get 1 million 300 thousand signatures to remove Rafael Correa from the presidence.
“We have one million 300 thousand signatures, from 1 million 579 thousand we need, and there are still 23 days to get them” said Vera, who stressed that “most of Ecuadorians willing to let him (Correa) go”.
Vera confessed that it was not easy to get the signatures, he gathered them in streets, squares, offices, bars and restaurants, and he did it with few resources but hopes to reach the goal. Vera said the National Electoral Council (CNE) “is changing the rules in the middle game.”
“They have invented a reform of the regulation that will not validate the signatures of all who have not attended to vote or have not gone to the tables, without having justifying it or paying a fine. Broadly speaking, this represents a 400 thousand signatures bias,” said the political activist on CNN last night.
Vera asked the CNE to let him participate in an audience to present his point of view and demand a correction.
Meanwhile, Omar Simon, president of the CNE, remarked in an interview with radio Democracia that the process of removal will only begin if the required signatures of the electorate are presented.