The Multiparty Commission in charge of investigating the Assemblywoman of Alianza País (AP), Norma Vallejo, for illegal charges to ex-advisors, recommended to the Plenary the dismissal of the Legislator.
The commission formed by Eliceo Azuero (BIN), Ana Galarza (CREO) and Noralma Zambrano (AP), made the reading of the investigation report and determined that Vallejo incurred in article 163.3 of the Legislative Function Law, that is, in the prohibition to manage public positions.
The three commissioners voted in favor of the report for the dismissal of the assembly member.
Vallejo did not attend any of the meetings of the commission to defend herself against the accusations, even though a co-official who forms part of the table, Noralma Zambrano, asked her to do so.
The report indicates in its conclusions:
1. This Multiparty Investigation Commission has complied with the entire process set forth in article 164 of the LOFL, guaranteeing the right to the defense of Assemblywoman Norma Vallejo Jaramillo.
2. This Commission lacks jurisdiction and competence to rule on the commission of the alleged offenses established in articles 281, 279, 270, 298, 278, of the Integral Organic Penal Code, mentioned in the denunciation of Assemblyman Fabricio Villamar, the same as they are attributed to Assemblywoman Norma Vallejo Jaramillo; such action must be in charge of the competent judges.
3. Throughout this investigation process, it has been established that Assemblywoman Norma Vallejo Jaramillo incurred the prohibition indicated in articles 127 numeral 3 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador, in accordance with article 163, paragraph 3 of the Organic Law of the Legislative Function, that is: “3. Manage appointments of public positions. “It has been demonstrated that the Assemblywoman managed a public position in favor of Mr. Martín Campos in the IESS, as the beneficiary of said management has pointed out before this Multiparty Investigation Commission.
4. The Constitution being of direct and immediate application for all organs of the public administration and having incurred the Assemblywoman in the constitutional and legal prohibitions detailed above, this Multiparty Commission of Investigation, in application of the final clause of article 127 of the Constitution of The Republic recommends that the Plenary of the National Assembly resolve the loss of the position of Assemblywoman Norma Vallejo Jaramillo, who must also assume the other responsibilities determined by law. (I)