Posted On 14 Mar 2017
Before leading a march through the main streets of the city, Lasso said he asked former President Leon Roldos for help to coordinate a public education program because of his proven ability while holding the position of President of the University of Guayaquil.
He said that an integral program of free and quality education would be implemented And that those rumors that say that education will be privatized in his government are false.
With the square at its fullest, Lasso climbed a platform with Lourdes Tiban, who publicly pledged her electoral support to the finalist candidate. Other leaders like the former president of Conaie Leonidas Iza applauded.
A handshake confirmed the agreements reached by Lasso with Tiban, such as the pardoning of political refugees and the repeal of Decree 16.
It does not matter, added Lasso, that we have different thoughts because democracy is about respecting that. “It is not that Lourdes Tibán has become a lassist, that she abandoned her principles and ideals; Her support is not to Guillermo Lasso or the CREO-SUMA alliance, but to Ecuador, democracy and freedom,” he stated.
Another of the commitments reached with the indigenous movement is the prior consultation for mining projects, because “we do not want water pollution, we want to protect the moors, the plant life, because that is life, that is common sense; That is not a left or right thing.”