With 102 votes, the plenary session of the Assembly threw down the disposition of the president of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, of July 3, 2017, which alerted the legislators that it will only respond to information requirements through the presidency of the Parliament.
In this way, from now on, the assembly members will be able to directly request the documentary information to all the state instances, including those of the Executive Function, as part of the process of political control and oversight.
The resolution was presented by the legislator Fernando Callejas (CREO), who pointed out that the Constitution and the Law of the Legislative Function guarantee the right of assembly members to request information directly, without restrictions.
His colleague Henry Cucalón (PSC) said that the resolution is neither a gift nor a concession from anyone, but an acknowledgment of the faculties and attributions guaranteed in the Law that speaks about the faculty of the assembly members to request information from officials.
Juan Lloret, from the block of the Alfarista Revolution, indicated that the important thing is that the information arrives in a timely and complete manner, since there has been a delay.
Mae Montaño (CREO) agreed with Lloret about the opportunity to obtain information, as she revealed that she has been waiting two months for documents from the State Attorney General’s Office. She questioned that in recent years a “bypasseo” was implemented to access official data. (I)