The National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) and YASunidos keep failing on finding agreements to cooperate in the signature verification process carried out in the Army’s former grocery store; a process that will decide whether or not to call a referendum to keep or extract the oil from the Yasuni National Park.
Last Monday Julio Cesar Trujillo, legal representative of the group, Esperanza Martinez of Accion Ecologica; and four other members of YASunidos, made a new proposal.
Activists proposed five points in a written document:
1. To raise a committee of directors and representatives of the group to resolve given discrepancies.
2. The CNE must answer the document on the opening of the box with copies of IDs from the collectors.
3. That the overseers get credentials for signature verification.
4. The CNE must deliver a schedule of activities and a list of officials who will participate in the process.
5. The CNE must register the process on video and the video records must be of free access.
The document will be reviewed by the plenary of the CNE and its coordinators. They will decide whether to accept or not the requirements posed after a meeting of about four hours.