The Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (UN) has asked the Ecuadorian State to comply with an electoral justice ruling so that businessman Álvaro Noboa is registered as a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic for the Social Justice movement , to participate in the national elections of February 2021.
This is outlined in a communication dated January 6 and signed by Ibrahim Salama, head of the Human Rights Treaties Subdivision , in response to a communication sent by Ignacio Álvarez, Álvaro Noboa’s international lawyer; as well as other communications sent by Noboa and Wilson Sánchez himself, before the Human Rights Committee.
In it, Salama details that after receiving additional information and from Special Rapporteurs, it was decided to request Ecuador “provisional measures.”
It is added that the State was requested to comply with the judgment of the Contentious Electoral Tribunal (TCE) of last October 30, so that Noboa is “registered as a candidate for Social Justice” in the presidential elections of 2021.
And, “the State has been asked to send any of the observations regarding the request for provisional measures before February 8, 2021.”
However, the National Electoral Council (CNE) resolved that the Military Geographical Institute (IGM) begin with the printing of the voting ballots of 16 presidential pairs officially qualified by the electoral body.
This once, the Court notified that there are no more contentious electoral appeals to process on the candidacies.
Furthermore, in a final judgment of December 26, the Contentious Court ordered the CNE to comply with the judgment of December 8, but under the following terms: “Specify the electoral districts and the candidacies with respect to which the processes of internal democracy, nomination of candidates and acceptance of said candidacies; and, specify the electoral constituencies and popularly elected dignities, with respect to which the aforementioned political organization has submitted the applications for the registration of candidacies (national, provincial or abroad) for their subsequent qualification ”.
On that basis, the Electoral Council continued with the qualification of the candidates registered by the movement in the provinces, but did not open new terms for Social Justice to hold internal elections to designate the presidential binomial, for example. (I)