Posted On 05 Jan 2017
Presidential hopefuls Cynthia Viteri (PSC), Washington Pesantez (Ecuadorean Union), Paco Moncayo (National Agreement for Change) and Guillermo Lasso (CREO-SUMA) were the first in promoting their candidacies.
This was determined by the Citizen Participation (PC) monitoring system that reactivated this task for these elections, but this time it will focus on the programming broadcast by ten national channels.
The media that will be monitored are GamaTV, Canal Uno; Ecuador TV, RTU, Telerama, Teleamazonas, Ecuavisa, TC Television and Oromar TV.
PC director Ruth Hidalgo said that the NGO monitoring would be geared toward out-of-band election advertising; The official publicity of national and sectional bodies; The promotion of names of authorities in the works; and the presence time of the candidates in the informational spaces.
Hidalgo commented that it was detected that the candidates of the ruling party had in the public media a much more significant presence against the opposition candidates in the information spaces (interviews and programs) in the election campaign of 2013.
Hidalgo indicated that he will submit his reports to the National Electoral Council (CNE), the Electoral Court of Appeals (TCE) and the National Audit Office, so control authorities take part.