With other names, other labels, but the same faces behind, that once or for several occasions were in the presidential ballot.
Carlos Sagñay de la Bastida, twice presidential candidate, is in the process of registration of his political movement ‘Venceremos.’ Businessman Alvaro Noboa is doing the same, the five times presidential candidate, is registering his party ‘Adelante Ecuatoriano Adelante.’ And before them, Marcelo Larrea, once a candidate for the presidency, expressed his interest of creating the `Democracia Si´ movement. All three are in the process of collecting signatures on the eve of the 2017 elections.
Hector Cespedes, political consultant, said that public figures should not be qualified as ,”political dinosaurs,” despite their consistent presence in political life, can be considered by many as such. He cites as an example former Assemblyman Dalo Bucaram (president of the newly recognized party Fuerza Ecuador) and Noboa. He does not consider them as recyclable in politics, the first for his age and the second because he has not hold a public elected office (except for being constituent assembly member in 2007). “This is a proof that there have been changes is the appearance of new political parties. It is not just a matter of faces,” he says.