After several days of speculation, the President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, has confirmed his departure from the electoral body on the grounds that “the period for which he was elected has ended.”
The announcement was made public on the afternoon of this Wednesday, November 29, 2017, during the CNE’s 2015-2017 accountability period.
In a notice issued by the CNE, it reports that in accordance with Article 218 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador, which determines “that the National Electoral Council will be formed by five principal advisers, who will exercise their functions for six years. “, Pozo closes its period in the entity, which began on November 29, 2011, with his possession as a director.
Pozo became president of the CNE in 2015 and led the presidential elections of 2017. At the accountability ceremony, Pozo made himself available to the Comptroller’s Office to carry out a special examination of his management. Pozo has confirmed his departure from the CNE on the same day that the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, sent the electoral body the decrees to call the referendum. (I)