This Thursday, José Tuárez was elected as president of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS) for the next two years.
It was the counselor Rosa Chalá who moved him as a candidate. Tuárez got the votes of Chalá, Walter Gómez, Victoria Desintonio and himself.
Sofia Almeida voted for Christian Cruz and the latter for himself. María Fernanda Rivadeneira abstained, and recalled the vote she had in the elections.
For the vice presidency, Desintonio mocked Chalá; and Cruz to Almeida.
With the same four votes that the president was elected, Chalá was appointed to the vice presidency.
Rivadeneira abstained; Cruz by Almeida, and the latter, by herself.
The seven councilors took office on Thursday morning, after being installed in the National Assembly.
Then, several of them, like the main vocalists Rosa Chalá, Walter Gómez, Victoria Desintonio, and substitutes like Javier Dávalos, Hernán Ulloa and Mónica Moreira went to an ancestral act organized by groups related to them; and they moved to their offices in Santa Prisca.
In the plenary session there were dozens of new faces that accompanied the councilors or expected to see the first plenary session.
Each of the councilors took their own bar and at the time of the installation of the Plenary they supported their candidate for the presidency.
They shouted between bars asking that there be a majority to be able to install the session, since Rivadeneira, Cruz and Almeida did not go up with the other councilors.
This generated tension among the members who asked “respect” to those attending the plenary.
The screams did not stop during the whole event where they even shouted “Long live Rafael Correa!”. (I)