The analysis considers that 310,909 signatures are canceled by the National Electoral Council in 2014, added to the 359,761 validated by the count, which would give the total of 670,670 rubrics, and exceeds the 5% limit of the electoral roll.
Theindependent audit, which reviewed the refusal of the National Electoral Council(CNE) in 2014 to give way to a popular referendum on exploitation in theYasuní, recommends that the agency approve the procedure.
The decision washighlighted by the collective Yasunidos. Carolina Valladares, a member of thegroup that promoted the collection of signatures for the purpose at the end of2013, indicated that the report indicates that there was a fraud in theNational Electoral Council to annul the rubrics that they obtained in severalmonths.
“The results of the evaluation show that 670,670 signatures were valid, of the 584,000 required to call a referendum,” said the activist. She assured that the commission, composed of Claudia Stornini, delegate of the Academy; Simón Espinosa, of the National Anticorruption Commission; and Diego Zambrano, from the National Electoral Council, presented the results of his analysis to the full body of the entity.
Pedro Bermeo, also a member of Yasunidos, explained that the commissioners found that forms and records were illegally removed, “with absurd pretexts, such as the size of the paper, the weight, the size of the print, the color of the spheroid.”
The report considers that 310,909 signatures annulled by the National Electoral Council, then directed by Domingo Paredes in 2014, are legitimate; this added to the 359,761 validated by the count of the National Electoral Council, would add the total of 670,670 signatures, surpassing the 5% limit of the voter registry needed to generate the query.
With this report, they hope that the National Electoral Council will repair the damage caused and the violation of the right of participation to the more than 700,000 people who signed and give way to the popular consultation. The activist considers that the National Electoral Council should approve, for the consultation, the question that was made then and that motivated the support of the Ecuadorians, who said: Do you agree that the Ecuadorian Government keep the ITT crude known as block 43? indefinitely under the subsoil?
The report warns that it would be impossible to reopen a signature verification process; “This commission recommends the National Electoral Council to issue the certificate relative to the fulfillment of the number of signatures necessary for the realization of the popular consultation, promoted by the Yasunidos collective”.
Consequently, it suggests to the full body of the electoral body to provide that the question on the forms on which the collective Yasunidos made the collection of signatures, be brought to the attention of the Constitutional Court and “thus carry out the prior control of constitutionality, and rule what corresponds in law”
Bermeo pointed out that in view of the constitutional vacancy, the process of selection of new judges that is driven by the Council for Citizen Participation and Transitional Social Control (CPCCST), the request could be presented and resort to the argument of administrative silence so that To be approved.
However, the National Electoral Council plenary is scheduled to meet this week to make a decision on the matter.
The commission did not physically review the boxes that contained the rejected forms, as it verified the deterioration, open boxes without security seals, which prevented the verification of the signatures due to the bad state of the folders.
4 yearsago, the Yasunidos collective insisted with its denunciation that the NationalElectoral Council NE committed fraud.
Thecommission determined that the integral reparation implies the call for popularconsultation in the next elections. (I)