Assemblywoman Cynthia Viteri, from the Madera de Guerrero-PSC movement, said that the national dialogue convened by the National Government to debate about the country we want, “is a dialogue between them, between the mirror and them, among his assembly members and friends, it is a useless dialogue.” “The president is in a hamster wheel and does not want to listen nor change his mind,” she said.
On constitutional amendments, she said it is an issue that unites different political sectors, “because if we are looking towards what roads to take, especially in economic matters -just like in Venezuela, a the president has said he admires,- then the amendments mean the continuation of this disaster that is going to end with Ecuador and its people making rows to buy food, or women forced to demonstrate they are menstruating to sell them sanitary pads.”
When commenting on the economic crisis, Viteri said that the president has received 219 billion dollars from oil revenues, debt and especially taxes, but none of it has been enough.
“The President consumed all the oil savings that other governments left, then put his hand on the Social Security money, then put his hand on the billion of the 40% state contribution to the retirement pensions, not happy with this, he refused to pay 1800 million dollars that corresponded to the catastrophic sick peopl. The money was not enough and he took the teachers funds, that was neither enough and he took the profits of workers,” Viteri said.
Viteri recalled that the president said earlier that he could easily handle an oil price of $ 20, but the squandering continues until today (he has hired 600 have advisors), which represent 19 million. Only “the Minister of Agriculture has 37 advisors, I guess that as he is a poet, he needs to be told what is the difference between cocoa and coffee or carnation and rose.”