Posted On 03 Apr 2017
President Rafael Correa formally began the last eight weeks of his government, which will end up on May 24.
Two activities allowed him to appear before the public and his followers: the inauguration of the runoff elections in the National Electoral Council (CNE) and his public vote in the north of Quito. Then he carried out private activities. He did not accompany the presidential candidate of his coalition, Lenin Moreno, to vote.
In what was one of his last speeches as president, Correa spoke of unity and the independence of the State powers. It happened yesterday at the opening ceremony of the election day.
He said that these elections are observed not only in the region but also by the whole world; he sent a special greeting to the population of the areas affected by the winter and to the Colombian citizens by the tragedy of the last hours.
The president said that once again the Ecuadorian democracy celebrates a vibrant and patriotic day to elect its authorities, that the celebration ratifies the independence of state powers, the achieved political stability, the democratic maturity and the sovereignty of our people.