The group called Unity, created a year ago by Mayors Mauricio Rodas (Quito) and Jaime Nebot (Guayaquil) and Prefect Paul Carrasco (Azuay) announced Tuesday that for the elections of 2017 it will seek a “legislative convergence” to repeal constitutional reforms approved last December and the Communications Act.
“This does not imply renouncing our ideologies or fusions of political parties or movements. Not even a single list (without prejudice of agreements that may be freely signed between the parties is essential). This implies that the elected assembly members by groups that conform the unity or convergence of objectives will have absolute coincidence and unity of action, as noted above, to recover democracy, freedom and fundamentally the progress and welfare of the inhabitants of the country, today seriously affected,” stated the initiative.
This “legislative convergence” it will be prevented “that entrepreneurial freedom is violated, which is now subjected to measures that limit the right of Ecuadorian families to decide and prosper,” added the statement.
Carrasco and Nebot Tuesday chaired a meeting in Cuenca, which was attended by former Minister of Industries and president of the Board of IESS (Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security) in the current government Ramiro González, national leader of the Avanza party. Rodas did not attend it because he was in the opening of the works of the Quito Metro.