As a decisive victory, the President of the Republic described the percentages received yesterday by the Yes at the polls. He called for the dialogue process to continue and clarified that in the next 30 days, the National Assembly will put in place the mechanisms for legal reforms.
After knowing the triumph of Yes in the popular referendum yesterday, the President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno said he was satisfied by the forcefulness of the victory. “This consultation was a common cause, saying Yes to Ecuador, Yes to the country, Yes to the future. Even those who voted No, said Yes to democracy, “he said.
The President thanked the impeccable work in this process, especially the members of the National Electoral Council, the Armed Forces, the National Police and the international observers of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).
He stressed once again that the consultation was the product of a long process of dialogue, which gathered the concerns of the country and that has now been demonstrated with this result. “As a government we are obliged to fulfill this mandate without any delay,” he clarified at the Carondelet Palace, together with the members of his Cabinet.
He announced that in the next 30 days, the National Assembly will put in place the mechanisms for legal reforms resulting from the popular pronouncement. At the same time he called on the productive and social sectors to deepen the dialogue. “Whole Ecuador asks for unity, asks for peace, asks for work and these will be our priorities.”
Before the applause of his ministerial team, he insisted that the confrontation was defeated. That is why he thanked all those who supported this process. “We will never leave them alone,” he said. T
he resounding Yes -said- now becomes a commitment to fight against corruption. “Never again politicians and corrupt companies.” From now on, he warned, it will be up to the movements and political parties to initiate a process of renewal, in the conformation of new cadres and leaderships.
“The old politicians will not return,” he emphasized. The president of Democracy Yes, Gustavo Larrea, stressed that the dialogue allowed the victory of Yes. This movement was one of the political promoters in the territory.
Voted in mid-morning
Moreno attended at 11:15 to the Equinoctial Technological University (UTE) to fulfill the vote. He arrived accompanied by his wife, Rocio González and State officials, such as Foreign Minister María Fernanda
Espinosa, Tourism Minister Enrique Ponce de León; the Environment, Tarsicio Granizo; among others.
“This election day is carried out with all normality, respecting, tolerating, being in solidarity, but above all knowing that the decisions we make today are going to be transcendental for the future of the country,” said the Head of State.
The decision of the people will be fundamental for the protection of minors. “So that corrupt people do not make fun of us again, so that young people have the opportunity to exercise their right to decide and to make their decisions allow the care of nature and the economic reactivation.” Among the officials who arrived with Moreno were the prefect of Pichincha, Gustavo Baroja, who previously, around 09:00, paid for the Yes at the San Vicente de Paul School, in the Conocoto parish.
After depositing his vote in the box, Baroja called the day “a process that consolidates democracy in the country.”
He insisted that the referendum is a clearly democratic instrument, through which citizens were summoned “to amend mistakes made.” The vice president of the Republic, María Alejandra Vicuña, changed the black dress with flowers she wore at the opening of the election day, at 06:30, in Quito for a comfortable white blouse, jeans and taco shoes.
That’s how he looked when he arrived, at 10:00, at the facilities of the Santiago de Guayaquil Catholic University, amid the hullabaloo of other voters. He came accompanied by the governor of Guayas, José Francisco Cevallos, assembly members and authorities of the PAIS Alliance movement, including Michel Doumet, including ministers, such as Sports, Andrea Sotomayor. Subsequently, Vicuña went to the 412 Board to vote. And then he went to the screen.
There, before depositing it, he showed the ballot to the public and said: “the future does not stop”. After paying he said that the 7 questions respond to the dialogues held with the different sectors of the country, unions, groups and social movements that have participated.
“The will of the Ecuadorian people expressed in the ballot box is what will ensure that these questions are promoted. Tomorrow the Government will be pending to ensure the implementation of the popular mandate at the polls and that it becomes a reality. ”
She pointed out that this is a popular consultation promoted by Lenin Moreno. “We are committed and happy because the right of people’s participation triumphed. We will be respectful of the results of the sovereigns at the polls. ” Vicuña received the results last night at the Carondelet Palace in Quito. While in Guayaquil, after exercising her right to vote in the José María Egas Educational Unit, in the south of the city, the mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot, said that “this process is the faithful reflection of the universal vote of the citizen, with the objective of making transparent the national democracy, the freedom and the economic prosperity of the Ecuadorian families “.
“I am sure of the triumph of the Yes. Now we must fight for the most important thing that the Ecuadorian people ask for, which is economic recovery, the increase of the standard of living, the generation of employment.”
Meanwhile, the prefect of Guayas, Jimmy Jairala, highlighted the order of the electoral process. Likewise, Ricardo Zambrano, Executive Secretary of PAIS, said that after the victory, changes in the Constitution and laws will be immediately implemented in the Assembly.
“You also have to open the band, that is, begin to open up in the legislation so that there is participation from the private sector.” This, he said, because the country has pondered public spending in recent years. “We no longer have a high oil price and now we must open the spaces for domestic and foreign investment to come.” He said he is not worried about the percentage of votes by 30%. “I reject that 30% wants to be capitalized by a single political force in the country.” Eva García, Minister of Industries, is concerned about the percentage of votes obtained by the No. (I)