Posted On 10 Apr 2017
The credibility of the National Electoral Council (CNE) worn out and eroded, even more, after the April 2 elections. The distrust was capitalized on the streets.
Last Friday, councilor Marcela Paredes confirmed what for some years social and political actors comment: the proximity of the electoral authorities with the president casts doubts.
The discomfort left by the electoral results has caused that hundreds of people mobilize in cities like Quito, Guayaquil, and Ibarra to request a vote-to-vote count. The calls for calm, from the CNE, have had no effect.
Is the problem that half the country does not believe them? That was the question posed to the official. “That is the problem and precisely because of this we must work, we must know how the Electoral Council works and the citizens who come out to protest must know that there are honorable people working for the CNE,” Paredes said.
But for María Paula Romo, a supporter of the Democratic Left and the disappeared Rupture of the 25 movements, it would not be fair to blame the lack of credibility only to the current administration of the CNE. She believes that the problems began in 2008.