Posted On 05 Apr 2017
After meeting in Quito and Guayaquil, the Ecuadorean Business Committee issued a communiqué demanding that the National Electoral Council “respect the rights of the political organizations” to challenge the results. Even “verifying the minutes and the votes,” as provided in the Code of Democracy.
The committee, which is the largest business group in the country, maintained an active participation in the electoral contest. Many of its chambers and federations organized the debate that was not attended by the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno, the week before the elections.
Now, in the communiqué, they exhort that the legitimacy of the new ruler is guaranteed in favor of governability, institutionality, and citizen peace. “We demand that the results proclaimed are a faithful reflection of the will of the people, leaving no room for doubt about the transparencyof the electoral process.”