For the last six years, the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the Mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot, have commemorated the independence of the city at the same place, Malecon 2000, and at the same time, but in different parts of it. One in the north side and the other in the south side, with its own guests and fervent supporters. Among the music and the waving tricolor flags and banners, Correa and Nebot exploited the moment to loudly ask for the people’s support for the re-election of their respective positions.
In his speech, President Correa, confirmed that his government has given Guayaquil hundreds of millions of dollars for construction works and services. Once again, he questioned the successful administration of the City Hall; without giving names, he referred to his possible contenders in the upcoming elections and taking advantage of the moment he defended the National Electoral Council and congratulated the triumph of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.
Meanwhile, Mayor Nebot informed about the work that has been done to improve everyone’s living conditions in Guayaquil, such as the new projects that will be constructed in the popular sectors of the city. He strictly censored the new legislative ruling of the Criminal Code, and in the same way he expressed about some corrupt judges. Nebot complained about the independence of many functions from the State, and urged the people to continue working for the efficient and supportive Guayaquil of today. . AV