Carlos Vera Says Revoke of Mandate Process Will Continue
Former television anchor, Carlos Vera, seeks to advice on international courts the resolution of the Constitutional Court regarding the presentation of signs asking for the revocation of mandate of the current Ecuadorian president.
Vera said he still has to get 230 thousand more signatures from the 1’579 .000 total signatures he needs to meet the requisits that the National Electoral Council (CNE) requires in order to take President Rafael Correa out of Presidency. “On Monday, we did a final tabulation, we have already gathered 1’350.000 signatures and until today we had 13 days to get the rest of signatures we need to meet our goal,” said Vera.
The political activist claims that the Constitutional Court and the CNE agreed to rescind the revocation process. For this reason, he has sought legal advice and is exploring the possibility of recourse to international bodies.
“That’s what we are discussing with attorneys, an issue that this Constitution has and no other has, the fact that international treaties and the international declaration of human rights have supremacy over the Constitution and it cannot be developed or reformed because that would mean to violate those international treaties,” he said.
“The important thing now is not to allow the use of the declared failed recall, because there is only one chance to attempt a recall against an officer, against Correa,” said Vera.
Meanwhile, the CNE president, Omar Simon, reported on Thursday that Carlos Vera has chance until February 19th to file the necessary signatures and thereby qualify or not to the process of mandate revocation that he has been promoting against President Correa. “If by Feb. 19th he doesn’t have all the signatures he needs to collect, those signs will not be useful for a further proposal of a revocation process,” said Simon.
Vera estimated that it will take 60 days for the Assembly to issue a new revocation law, while Simon said that this does not mean that the signature collection period would be extended. He published on his twitter account that the time limit would be extended “Deadline to deliver signatures it’s not going to end in February 19th anymore”, he wrote.
Source: Ecuador Immediato