According to members of the Constituent Assembly, in charge of drafting the articles concerning the structure of the State, the issue of the re-election for one consecutive time was enshrined in the Constitution of Montecristi.
In such way is remembered by the members of the table 3 of the Constituent Assembly, Gustavo Darquea and Fernando Burbano, who were members of AP at them, and Leonardo Viteri, former PSC party member.
The article 114 of the constitutional rule says: “The elected authorities may be reelected only once, consecutive or not, for the same office…”
Viteri confirms that the government never proposed an indefinite reelection. “It was Never treated, neither thought, it was not put on the table.”
In context, after the “electoral setback” which had the officialism last February 23, Correa proposed a constitutional amendment making reelection viable. In a television interview, the president said that this would not be indefinite.