The political friction between the leaders of Alianza Pais (AP) and the Avanza party, which supports the government of Rafael Correa, was in evidence after the results of local elections on February 23rd.
The dispute began after Alianza Pais did not reach an agreement with Avanza, the party led by the Minister of Industries, Ramiro Gonzalez. Correa said on Sunday night that “sectarianism” might have been one reason for not achieving an alliance.
After these statements, arguments have been registered by the leaders of both political camps.
On the one hand, Gonzalez ensured that the officialist National Movement Directive refused to form an electoral alliance. Between those responsible for the failed alliance he named Galo Mora, Betty Tola and Fernando Cordero.
In response to this, Cordero mentioned that provincial resolutions were organic by not going into alliance with Avanza. He even added that in certain cities that understanding was not significant.