Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, gave today the questions that will go to the referendum for the constitutional court approval.
The questions are:
Constitutional Amendment Questions
1- With the purpose of improving the safety for citizens, do you agree that the current law changes the expiration period for preventive prison, as established by the Republic Constitution in Annex 1?
2- With the purpose of avoiding the impunity and guarantying the attendance at criminal trials of people charged, do you agree that alternative measures for detention can be applicable only for less serious crimes, amending the Constitution as established in Annex 2?
3- With the purpose of avoiding conflict of interests, do you agree the prohibition of private financial system institutions, as well as private media companies of national characters, their directors and mayor shareholders to be owners or have some shareholding participation outside the financial sector or communication respectively, amending the Constitution as established in Annex 3?
4 .- In order to overcome the judiciary crisis, do you agree with the replacement of the Main Assembly of the Judiciary Council by a Technical Committee composed of three designated representatives, one for the President of the Republic, another one for the National Assembly, and the other one for the Transparency and Social Control; so that in a period of 18 months they can be in charge of all and each of the functions of the Judicial Council in order to restructure the judicial system by amending the Constitution as set in Annex 4 ?
5 .- In order to have a more efficient justice system administration, do you agree to modify the composition of the Judicial Council, amending the Constitution and reforming the Judicial Function Code as set in Annex 5 ?
1. – In order to fight corruption, do you agree to consider a crime the fact of a non justified private enrichment?
2.- In order to avoid gambling for profit become a social problem, especially in the most vulnerable segments of the population, do you agree with the prohibition of cantonal gambling businesses such as casinos and gambling centers?
3. – In order to avoid killing an animal just for fun, do you agree with the prohibition -in their respective public cantonal jurisdiction- of public entertainment where animals are killed?
4.- In order to avoid excesses in the media, do you agree with the creation of a media law that creates a Council Regulation to norm the distribution of television, radio, and print publications contents refering to violence, explicit sex or discriminatory messages, and establish the criteria for further responsibility of journalists or issuers medias?
5. – In order to prevent labor exploitation,do you agree to criminalize the non affiliation of workers as employees to the Social Security Institute?