Ecuadorian Referendum May Be On May 1
Today, Rafael Correa, President of the Ecuadorian Republic, signed an executive decree to carry out the referendum. Correa proposed May 1 as the referendum date. Correa presented 10 questions to the Constitutional Court on January 17th, and on February 15th the Constitutional Court approved the consultation questions, which kept their essence but suffer some little changes.
Here are the final questions of the referendum:
- Do you agree the National Assembly has to establish the non justified enrichment as an autonomous felony specified in the Penal Code, and it has to be effective without delays within the period specified in the Basic Law of the Legislative Branch, since the publication of the plebiscite results?
2. Do you agree with the prohibition of gambling businesses in the country, such as casinos and gambling places?
3. Do you agree with the prohibition of shows which are designed to kill the animals in your home county?
4. Do you agree that the National Assembly should issue a Communication Act to create a regulation council to govern the distribution of content from TV, radio, and print publications containing messages of violence, sexually explicit or discriminatory, and to establish further lines of responsibility on journalists or media issuers, without delays within the period specified in the Basic Law of the Legislative Branch?
5. Do you agree that the National Assembly should consider the non-membership of employees in the workers’ Social Security Institute as a criminal offense, without delays within the period specified in the Basic Law of the Legislative Branch, after the publication of the results of the plebiscite?
Source: Ecuavisa / El Universo