The President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, exercised his right to vote for the sectional representations, at 11:35 this Sunday, March 24, 2019, on the 17th meeting of the Sacred Hearts Educational Unit of Rumipamba, in the north of Quito.
The Chief Executive went to this polling station in the company of some members of his Cabinet, among them the Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion, Berenice Cordero; the Minister of Culture, Raúl Pérez Torres, and the Minister of Education, Milton Luna.
After paying, Moreno gave thanks to the media for collaborating with a peaceful election day. After depositing the ballots in the ballot box he went to another space of the educational institution to speak to the public about the sectional elections that take place throughout the country. “It’s the first time we voted in peace,” he said.
#Elecciones2019EC | El presidente Lenín Moreno arriba a la junta 17 de la Unidad Educativa Sagrados Corazones de Rumipamba para ejercer su derecho al voto.— El Comercio (@elcomerciocom) 24 de marzo de 2019
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During his stay in the polling station he received applause and criticism. A citizen who expressed her discomfort when she saw the President was escorted from the school by the Police. No major incidents were recorded. Moreno ratified the Executive’s commitment not to intervene either with publicity or with delivery of works for the benefit of any candidate. “We will work with the candidates that you select. We will know how to respect the will of the people and we will always be attentive to work with them to move their localities forward, “he said.
The Head of State also expressed his support to the Ecuadorians who at this moment suffer the consequences of floods in the country. He stated that the respective steps are taken with the Risk Management Service to assist those affected. Members of the Armed Forces and the National Police accompanied the President’s vote in this area of the capital. (I)