Transparency. This is demanded by the opposition to the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) which presented its 32 amendments to the Code of Democracy, in the Commission on Citizen Participation of the Assembly.
With small posters, assembly members and representatives of 10 political organizations held a peaceful ‘face to face’ with the CNE President Juan Pablo Pozo. The highest authority of the institution showed, through a presentation, technical and administrative changes for the electoral process.
But the representatives of the political groups, who signed a National Agreement for Electoral Transparency rejected these amendments because they do not include important issues such as control of public goods and services during elections, intermediate , analysis of the electoral register, independent audits or distribution of seats. “You can not talk of transparency when these vital and fundamental issues are not incorporated,” said Mae Montano, Legislator of CREO.
According to her, they seek transparency in the electoral process. “That is our common objective, not only the reform of the Code of Democracy.”