Posted On 10 Mar 2017
One of the first actions that presidential hopeful Guillermo Lasso will take after arriving at Carondelet is to issue a decree to pardon, according to him, the political persecuted of the government of Rafael Correa.
He confirmed this Thursday after a radio interview in the north of Guayaquil. “I pledge that in the first week of our government we will issue a decree to pardon all those policemen, indigenous leaders, social leaders and politicians who have been unfairly persecuted by the Alianza PAIS dictatorship.”
Lasso said that the list of pardons would be made by “all the members of the Ecuadorian society that seek democracy and freedom.”
Before leading a caravan in Las Malvina’s sector, in the south of the city, the presidential candidate of the CREO party referred to the support that Jimmy Jairala, the governor of Guayas and leader of the Democratic Center, announced for the candidate of the ruling party Lenin Moreno.
“I knew that Mr. Jairala wanted to talk to me and the reason why he has decided to support Lenin Moreno is because Lenin Moreno was the one who answered the phone call,” said Lasso, after pointing out that he respects the expressions of adhesion of any citizen.
He added: “The truth is that it seems very particular to me to decide the future of Ecuador depending on who answers the phone first.”
Lasso chose not to answer whether he could not answer Jairala’s call or he did not want to answer. “The definition of political stance is a little deeper than the vanity of saying who answered first a call,” he said.