Posted On 06 Jun 2017
Not everyone accepted. Nine of the 13 summoned to form part of the Front of Transparency and Fight against the Corruption were appointed by President Lenin Moreno.
Carlos Rabascall, Tatiana Hidrovo, Xavier Zavala Egas, Larissa Marangoni, Pablo Dávila and Pablo Vanegas, representing the civil society, arrived at the Government Palace. The list is completed with Planning Secretary Andrés Mideros, Justice Minister Rosana Alvarado, and Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa.
Julio César Trujillo, of the Anti-Corruption Civic Commission; Fabián Corral, lawyer and writer from Quito; and Monsignor Fausto Trávez, archbishop of Quito, did not accept the presidential invitation. Francisco Borja, Ecuador’s ambassador to Washington, did not arrive either, although yesterday there were no explanations of his absence.
In the Cabinet Hall, where the first working session was held, Moreno questioned the decision of Trávez not to participate in this “crusade” against corruption. “The Church has to take responsibility. Just as you help your parishioners, help us to control the citizens a little. We’ll see how to convince him,” Moreno said (I).