Assembly members will propose a legislative pronouncement that ratifies the respect to the sovereign decisions of the country. They will continue with the procedure to apply the popular consultation. T
he various political groups in the country reacted yesterday to the request of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) so that question 3 of the referendum will be rendered null and void.
Assemblymen and politicians described the event as an attempt to prevent the will of Ecuadorians from being obeyed. The IACHR, on the basis of the request of the members of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS), Edwin Jarrín, Sonia Vera and Tania Pauker, requested the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CorteIDH) to order the Ecuadorian State not to apply the question 3, in which the Yes won.
The Assembly member of the “Partido socialista”, Silvia Salgado, dismissed the observations of the IACHR as late. She stressed that the results of the popular consultation have already taken place and that the country should not put international standards before the will of the Ecuadorian people. “At the Inter-American Court we will present the rights that we have as a country.
The government will respond. ” She added that he will propose an initiative so that the National Assembly also demands respect for sovereignty. “We will continue with the agenda and the route mapped. It is up to us to follow the mandate of the people, not of any Commission. ”
Daniel Mendoza, from the AP-Allies bloc, indicated that the next step is the creation of the regulations to form the Transitional Citizen Participation Council.
“The pronouncements of the IACHR are respectable but they must also respect the decision of the Ecuadorians at the polls.” Elizabeth Cabezas, also from Alianza PAIS, said that it is the duty of the assembly members to continue with the calendar and to comply with the popular will. She added that Ecuador is sovereign and the decision of the people is the priority.
“No organism can be above the will of Ecuadorians.” For the legislator, the Constitutional Court had 20 days and after the deadline, it was understood that it was favorable to the referendum.
César Monge, director of the CREO movement, said that the decision of the organization should surprise no one because what has happened in the IACHR, which is an organism of the Organization of American States (OAS), “responds to the influence of its General Secretary, Mr. Luis Almagro, who has declared himself an admirer of Rafael Correa.
” Monge argued that there is a correísta bias in the resolution to try to prevent what the majority of the people wants, “Which is a change so that the control organisms are never again kidnapped by a government”.
“They do not want impartiality. Political parties are not interested in having people inside those organizations, but we want transparency, “said Monge.
“Partido social cristiano”
The mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot, also showed his disappointment. “I would like to think that an international body such as the Court will have the good sense not to proceed as they have suggested because it would be to ignore the will of a people and would undermine the principle of non-interventionism.
” Henry Cucalón, representative of the “Partido social cristiano”bench, rejected the illegitimate decision of the people to cease their duties to the members of the CPCCS. “Between the IHRC and the people, I’m staying with the people.”
Assembly members intensify the work to implement the necessary regulations for the application of the popular consultation for that will be formed an occasional commission composed of 9 legislators of several banks.
45 days will extend the work of the Assembly to implement the popular consultation.
New Cpccs for March
For March 16 it is expected that the Assembly will approve, even, the names of the 7 new members of the Council of Citizen Participation and Transitory Social Control.
The correísta opposition celebrates report
The measure adopted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which recommends to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Court-IDH) suspend the effects of question 3 was received with enthusiasm by the initiators of the initiative.
The Vice President of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS), Edwin Jarrin, thanked the IACHR for monitoring and monitoring “so that democracy and institutionality in Ecuador are respected.” Tania Pauker stressed that the IACHR has complied with its mandate to promote the observance and defense of human rights.
Sonia Vera indicated that her struggle has just begun. “Reason does not ask for strength. Our rule of law has been violated and the Organization of American States has expressed itself. Let’s wait for the pronouncement of the Inter-American Court. “In this regard, former President Rafael Correa reacted through his Twitter account. For him, the IACHR ruled to prevent the Constitution from being broken in Ecuador.
The former president noted that “although Moreno says he called Almagro, secretary of the OAS, to make” respect “the popular will, then the first question of the consultation should have been: Do you agree with the destruction of articles? 104, 438 and 443 of the Constitution (…) We already know what the Ecuadorian people would have answered. In a State of law, the president for this serious alteration of the constitutional order should be prosecuted politically and criminally. Everything is pure hypocrisy. They know that the consultation was absolutely unconstitutional. “Correa wrote from Belgium, the country he returned to last Tuesday.
Ricardo Patiño also described as serious the provisions of the IACHR, since it is clear from the report issued that the transitional CPSCCS designated will have the power to conduct performance analyzes and dismiss representatives of control agencies, which would cause irreparable damage .
He said that this resolution is in line with preventing the control of the State depends solely on the President of Ecuador. “It is clearly established that in case of applying question 3 we would be before a State where there is no division of powers and what this confirms is what we have repeatedly said is unconstitutional,” said Patiño during an interview on Radio Pública. The politician affirmed that the opponents repeatedly said that the IACHR should be respected and, above all, the Court’s resolutions. “Hopefully now it does not occur to them to say that the measures that this jurisdictional body resolves are not valid either because we would be outside the international legal order, that would be a shame for the country”. (I)