Posted On 21 Jun 2017
The government of Lenin Moreno opened yesterday, four days after his first month in office, the process of national dialogue he offered during the election campaign.
He did this during an event in Guayaquil attended by some political and social actors who have been critical of the administration of his predecessor, former President Rafael Correa, such as the mayors of Quito, Mauricio Rodas, and Cuenca, Marcelo Cabrera; The Governor of Loja Rafael Dávila; Economic analyst Walter Spurrier; And Professor Francisco Huerta.
“There is time for confrontation, yes, and there is time for dialogue, to live in peace,” reflected Moreno addressing those present, whom he called “all my friends.” He reiterated to them one of the offers he made in the campaign: “Dialogue is the only way to resolve, to agree, to live in peace. We will not act or make decisions without any dialogue with those involved.”
The Secretary of Policy Management Paola Pabón announced the formation of at least seven “thematic boards.” Five described them as ‘plurinational’, ‘social sectors,’ ‘communication,’ ‘education’ and ‘agrarian revolution.’ The other two are the Anti-Corruption Front, which was already created, and the Productive and Tax Advisory Council, instances that Moreno had already raised before. (I)