Jaime Nebot believes that the CNE must verify that the chain of custody of the ballots is not broken
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
Mayor of Guayaquil Jaime Nebot said that the National Electoral Council (CNE) must check that in the elections of April 2 the chain of electoral custody is not broken.
This was the reaction of the Guayaquil authority after statements made by former army commander Luis Castro Ayala, who said that the electoral chain of custody had not been entirely respected in the elections of last February 19. The former Chief of the Army was dismissed in his functions by President Rafael Correa.
In his usual Wednesday radio address, of March 8, 2017, Nebot said that citizens should be alert and vigilant to take care of their suffrages on the day of the process so that the popular will is respected.
“The CNE should not only deny an accusation, but it should rather prove that measures are being taken to ensure that this chain of custody and the role of the Armed Forces, which is regulated, is met. And this can be verified by the citizens and the observers in a transparent way,” he stated.