Posted On 08 Mar 2017
A denunciation of who was until Monday the supreme head of the Army, General Luis Castro, ignited a new alert in the electoral scene. An alert that the National Electoral Council (CNE) tries to deactivate and that, for the opposition, is proof of the alleged irregularities in the process.
Juan Pablo Pozo, head of the electoral body, denied in every possible way an alleged rupture of the chain of custody of the material, before, during or after the elections. He said that until Monday night there were no warnings in that regard on the part of the Armed Forces.
The uncertainty was left in the environment by Castro Ayala. A few hours after concluding his military life he recommended to Ecuadorians: “Demand that the popular will is done.” According to him, at some point, the military lost the chain of custody and the process was in the hands of the company hired by the CNE “to mislead people.”
Pozo – who called the statement of the military as confuse and imprecise- intuits that Castro referred to the assembly process of the electoral kits that was in charge of the Mongar firm, which has done this work since 2002.
“The integration of the electoral package, obviously, is not done by the Armed Forces, it is the company that won the competition, but with the supervision of the members of the National Electoral Council and the Armed Forces that certify this step,” he explained.