After the meeting of the Mayors of Quito and Guayaquil, Mauricio Rodas (SUM-lives) and Jaime Nebot (PSC-MG) respectively, and the Prefect of Azuay (Participa-Igualdad), Paul Carrasco, a manifesto of four paragraphs was made, in they make a call for national unity in the diversity.
The three leaders met behind closed doors before the accountability of Carrasco starts.
In their speeches, the three pointed out the need of an alliance to defend freedom, pluralism and respect for people of different political thought.
Nebot, during his speech, said: “Progress is to add, not to subtract; to multiply, not to divide, is to fulfill the people’s dreams, to defend what we have gained; so we have to fight and defend different views of local and regional progress that have been successful …. “
Meanwhile, Rodas said that hard times are coming and that also deserves the unity: “Today we undertake the road to unity within the framework of ideological, regional, and cultural diversity; and formulate an open plural invitation to Ecuadorians.”
In the manifesto, signed by the authorities and released to the press at the end of the meeting is mentioned: “We agreed to undertake a joint work within the ideological, territorial and cultural diversity to consolidate a democratic and unity space. Therefore, we invite in an open and pluralistic way to all Ecuadorians to join this initiative to reach an Ecuador of welfare, progress and freedom.”