Posted On 12 Apr 2017
– What does CREO need to achieve the total re-count?
– The claims should be framed in section 138 of the Code of Democracy.
– But I insist, what evidence should the party submit?
– They have to frame their request according to the inconsistencies found in each board. The vote tally sheets are individual, not collective. If there is an inconsistency – missing signatures, for example – in a sheet of the Benalcazar county, in the Pichincha province, this does not mean that the same irregularity will be found in an Azuay board. Every single vote tally sheet must be verified.
– That is, do they have to justify their request for each of the 41,042 vote tally sheets?
– The political organization must raise the claim to each of the sheets: how many sheets feature numerical inconsistencies and how many sheets feature missing signatures.
– So if CREO wants to open all the ballot boxes, does it have to submit 41,000 observations?
– Exactly. Political organizations should stop talking about cold numbers, percentage actions and comply with what is established by law.
– Is it the only condition imposed by the CNE?
– It is not a condition of the Council, it is established in the Code of Democracy.
– The opposition insists that there was a fraud …
– That is false. It was shown that the process was transparent and the parties know, because their delegates were witnesses, and were present throughout the process.