The National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) is preparing amendments to the Code of Democracy, to discuss the changes to be made in August and then submit the reform to the National Assembly.
The electoral authority will form a committee, chaired by Juan Pablo Pozo and composed by Ghandi Burbano, from the Legal Department, and René Maugé, coordinator of political organizations; in addition to the legal directors and the legal advisers of the institution, to discuss the major changes. The committee will aim to meet with election operators and representatives of political organizations to discuss the gaps in the current document.
The possible reforms include the legal judgment, the deadlines for registration and challenges, plus electoral resources and the declaration of annulment in the elections. An analysis of the powers of the Election Disputes Tribunal (TCE for its Spanish acronym) and the CNE would be also performed.
Any legal reform on elections must be approved one year before the elections of 2017.