Vice President María Alejandra Vicuña described as “overwhelming triumph” the majority support of the population to the yes in the seven questions of the referendum that was voted on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Vicuña, in an interview with Ecuador TV, Shee said that the ruling party celebrates the triumph of the yes, but stressed that “here there are no winners or losers, the winner is the country.”
It is “a blunt triumph”, because according to half of the preliminary scrutiny of the National Electoral Council (CNE), the Yes obtained an average advantage of 68% compared to 31% of the option for the no. Vicuña pointed out that the result is also a challenge for the political groups to renew themselves, as well as to incorporate the dialogue in the exercise of governing.
Therefore, she said that “no political organization should claim this victory,” but said the result means, for her, a “massive support” to a government that meets their offers.
The Vice President admitted that in some questions the distance narrowed slightly, as she said that in them the campaign of the No was headed, in some way, headed by her ex-religious and ex-president Rafael Correa (2007-2017).
However, she rejected the suggestion of opponents, in the sense that the triumph of the Yes obeyed the support received by the Government from various right-wing political tendencies. “Obviously, yes, it attracted diverse forces to converge”, but many of them were from progressive groups that have supported the Citizen Revolution since the time of Correa, she recalled.
She also highlighted the support of various social groups and leftist movements, which “support this political process.” But, the second president insisted that this “is a triumph of democracy, a triumph of the country, a triumph of citizen participation.” (I)