Although The Campaign Period Officially Begins This Saturday, March 26 (It Ends On May 4), Several Political Parties And Social Movements Began To Promote Messages Ahead Proselytizing For the Yes and No opinions In Universities And Streets Of Different Cities Of Ecuador.
Faculties of law, administration, and medical sciences of the State University of Guayaquil, already became political scenarios as students posted billboards, banners and flyers in pro and against of the upcoming referendum to be held on 7th may.
On the other hand, Lucio Gutierrez, former president and leader of the patriotic society party, visited the districts of Milagro, Jujan, and Guayaquil where he and his staff handed out leaflets with messages like “I vote No.” Gutierrez argues that he isn’t even campaigning, because they have not used publicity through media. The former president complained that in Milagro city flyers with a picture of President Rafael Correa promoting the yes option are being handed out.
Rolando Vicuña, member of Pais politic bureau in the province, denied the existence of a regulation that allows delivering printed material before the date set for campaigning.
According To Luis Villacis, National Director of the Popular Democratic Movement (MPD), this Monday a lawsuit against Correa will be presented to the National Electoral Council “for not respecting the provision of Non-Government propaganda.” Villacis denied that Pachakutik, The National Union Educators (UNE), and The Federation of University Students (FEUE), supporters of the No, began already their campaigns.
Source: El Universo Newspaper