The leadership of the Pachakutik movement intends to approach the Constitutional Court (CC) to submit a list of questions for a referendum. This will be on March 19, before the march organized by social organizations, at 16:00.
The legislator of this group, Magali Orellana, confirmed the decision to promote a consultation process to the Ecuadorian people, based on the topics discussed in their provincial assemblies.
One question is whether Ecuadorians agree or disagree with indefinite reelection. The other issues are addressed to keep the referendum as a democratic mechanism; the demand of free access to universities; and the elimination of Decree 016. Pachakutik also wants to ask whether Ecuadorians agree with the change to induction cookers.
This would be the fourth initiative for a popular consultation that reaches the CC. Some groups do not rule out a possible union. Gilmar Gutiérrez (PSP), acknowledged that talks with Pachakutik to join efforts around the query, “as a viable way to fight against government policy,” he said.