The President of the Republic Lenin Moreno referred, on national television on the night of this Wednesday, November 28, to several topics, among them the situation of the Vice President, María Alejandra Vicuña.
During his speech, the President pointed out that in Ecuador there is now a full and real democracy. “There is freedom of expression, of demonstration, of assembly and above all, autonomy and independence of all functions.”Moreno clarified that in the case of the Vice President, “I cannot and should not act as a judge. We have created the conditions for an independent justice,it has cost us a lot of work or to return to institutionality, we must not lose the advanced path. Today the judges, prosecutors decide who they investigate ornot, whom they accuse and who they do not, without interference or orders from the Palace. “
The Head of State commented that “we have become accustomed to judge and sentence people based on the accusation and sometimes the gossip, it is time that we put aside the logic of revenge, let the corresponding instances do their job “
The President said that he understands that when there is total freedom, especially after it has been cut off for a long time, there may be demonstrations that do not always reflect the feelings of the majority. “I am respectful of my constituents and will always talk with everyone, listening to different criteria. But democracy and freedom are not the right to dismay, much less violence and the paralysis of public services, “he said.
Therefore,”while I am president, the rights of all will be preserved. But we will not return to the country of paralysations, strikes, or road closures, “he said.
Morenorecalled that in these days there was a dialogue in the province of Carchi.”Ten weeks ago I was in San Gabriel and together with several ministers we approved the Border Integral Security plan in which investments of $ 520million are planned in the area until 2021.” The President stressed that he ordered the ministers to respond quickly to the requests of the population and execute the prepared plan as soon as possible, including the restitution of the Cross-border Basket.
“The government team has the order to seek solutions with the citizens, but I have also decided not to give in to pressures and blackmail.” Moreno also revealed that more than 251,000 Ecuadorians have benefited from the payment facilities implemented by the SRI to update their obligations. “In total,$ 200 million have already been managed. The gratifying thing about this news is that 99.5% are micro and small taxpayers. They, on average, have paid less than $ 800 each to continue with their small and medium enterprises, “the President said. (I)