Marcia Caicedo, the candidate for the vice presidency by the Coordinator of the Left who is a lawyer and was a member of the National Electoral Council.
Who proposed your name as candidate for the vice presidency?
– My nomination was by Luis Gongora, an Afro-Ecuadorian, who proposed my name to Alberto Acosta. He took my name to the Coordinator and together they solved that Marcia Caicedo be the one who accompanies Alberto Acosta.
When did you knew that the Coordinator decided that you be the vice-president candidate?
– I knew a day earlier (before the postulation). Martha Roldos called and told me that the Coordinator had decided that I be the partner of Alberto Acosta in this democratic and civic process. I told Martha how grateful I was for the opportunity, and that I would fulfil the proposal with responsibility and humility, and that I joined the project of the coordinator.
Besides being a woman, a representative of the Afro-Ecuadorian community and defender of democracy, who do you qualify yourself?, What other characteristics does the Coordinator took into consideration?
– Mainly it was because of my democracy defence posture. When I was in the National Electoral Council I stood for the right of citizen participation. For example: the right of the candidates to have a fair advertising.
In the hypothetical case that you win the elections, Will you remain on favour with process of helping people with special needs that was pushed by the current vice-presidency?
– I would love to take care of the social area. But that job has to be a public policy. The rulers are not eternal.
What do you think about your competition Auki Tituana, Anabella Azin and Jorge Glas?
– Each will have to answer to the country and the Ecuadorians will know how to judge their work regarding the benefit of the poor. This is a space that could transform the country. It is not the opportunity to use the poor for political proselytizing.
Would you be willing to debate with them?
– I believe the debate is not to do demagoguery. The debate is to present proposals, the Government plan and the alternatives for a different country.