Guillermo Lasso plans to call a Constituent Assembly in Ecuador, to win the Presidency
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
The opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso said Monday that, if he won the elections of April 2 in Ecuador, he would push for a Constituent Assembly to “dismantle” the control bodies created under the government of Rafael Correa.
The Constituent Assembly “will be that tool, which with a single cut will dismantle all thiscorreist scaffolding,” Lasso stated.
“If Lasso wins, we are not discarding, we are analyzing with absolute seriousness the proposal of a Constituent Assembly because I believe that this correist scaffold of a controlling state is like the Gordian knot, and the Gordian knot is only cut off,” he added.
After taking office in January 2007, Correa pulled out a Constituent Assembly that drafted the Magna Carta of socialist hues in force since 2008, and that gave way to the creation of bodies as a council in charge of appointing the attorney general, electoral authorities and magistrates, as well as others bodies that regulate the press.
The opposition claims that Correa controls key sectors such as the electoral and the judiciary.
Lasso said that the control authorities of the correism “believe that they will continue in their positions in the government of the change.”