The President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, publicly expressed his support for the management undertaken by the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS-T).
This gesture of the President emerges after several political actors, from the Judiciary to the National Assembly criticized the transitory Council’s measures as being outside their competence.
Moreno, in his space ‘The President informs’, recalled that the Ecuadorian people, on February 4, accepted in popular consultation the integration of this transitory entity. “The functions of the Council of Transitional Participation are supported by an inalienable decision, expressed in the polls, are functions that arise from a social will,” said the president.
The Head of State added that “the majority position of the Ecuadorian society was and is, due to the institutional restructuring of the State” and warned that “nothing, no one, can change it”. For Moreno, the members of the Transitory Council “have demonstrated a total consequence with the popular mandate”.
He reiterated his congratulations and stated that “any attempt to limit his action (of the transitory Council), to condition it or to restrict his faculties and capabilities, is not only unpopular (and therefore illegitimate) but can even be interpreted as suspicious complicity”.
In recent weeks, the Council of the Judiciary (CJ) filed a protection action with the Constitutional Court (CC) to clarify the powers assigned in the popular consultation to the transitional Council. Gustavo Jalkh, head of the CJ, responded thus to the decision of the transitory CPCCS to suspend at the national level the competitions of judges and provincial prosecutors.
While in the Assembly, the legislator Daniel Mendoza (Alianza PAIS) presented a resolution for the Speaker of Parliament, Elizabeth Cabezas, also ask the CC to clarify the scope of the body led by Julio César Trujillo.
Even on the afternoon of Monday, May 7, Trujillo was expected by the Legislative Justice Commission to report on the actions of the transitory Council. However, Trujillo did not attend, arguing that he had “previously scheduled commitments”. (I)