Political groups begin the selection of candidates
Although many political groups do not say it, several groups are making meetings, workshops and other kinds of events to select candidates who will represent them at the Sectional Elections February 23, 2014, in which 11,682,314 authorized voters shall pick 5,652 national dignities.
According to the electoral calendar, next October 17 the call will begin, while the filing deadline for nominations ends in November 15, ie, within three months.
The Article 348 of the Code of Democracy, points out three types of internal democracy to choose candidates: participatory open primaries, closed primaries primaries and representative primaries.
According to the website of the ruling movement Alianza PAIS (AP), they are already selecting candidates for the elections, while the Partido Social Cristiano (PSC), which has had serious friction with AP in recent weeks, seeks the reelection of mayors in Guayaquil, Samborondon, Simon Bolivar, Bucay, Duale and Duran.