A group of legislators will present a resolution to exhort the President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, to modify or repeal Executive Decree 1369, on the right to protection and security of the presidents and vice-presidents of the Republic.
This proposal came after the former vice president María Alejandra Vicuña, who resigned after a report of alleged undue charges to ex-advisors when she was an assembly member, arrived at the Prosecutor’s Office last Monday using an official vehicle and state security personnel.
Assemblywoman María Mercedes Cuesta (FE) said that she will propose, together with other legislators, the repeal of Decree 1369, issued on May 3, 2017, by President Rafael Correa, which provides to provide, if necessary, protection and security services to the presidents and vice-presidents for a period of 18 months.
She said that former Vice President Vicuña, when using a vehicle and official security, is within the framework that the law allows; and who should act is President Moreno, but some assembly members “we are going to ask that the security be removed to a lady who has had a ‘the face to do such things’.”
César Rohón (PSC) commented that they will support the resolution to ask for changes to Decree 1369, because what was done by “Vicuña has no presentation, because the day she finished her duties, everything ended”.
César Litardo, from AP, said that the decree and even the life pensions of those authorities that leave their positions due to irregular acts should be reviewed. “That must be corrected.”
Mae Montaño (formerly CREO) said that the only thing that fits in this case is the repeal of the decree signed by Correa; “An abusive decree to serve himself”.
The National Assembly, on Tuesday, declared inadmissible and returned the request of the judge of Criminal Guarantees of the National Court of Justice, Iván Saquicela, to authorize the criminal trial for the alleged crime of concussion against Vicuña. The same happened in the case against the ex-ambassador Norma Vallejo, from Alianza PAIS.
Order against Ana Galarza at CAL
Assemblyman Ronny Aleaga (of the correísta group) asked on Tuesday the Legislative Administration Council (CAL) to investigate Ana Galarza (CREO) after the complaint made hours earlier by the legislator’s ex-adviser before the Prosecutor’s Office. When presenting the complaint, Lenín Rodríguez asked that they submit to the polygraph and know “who says the truth”.
Aleaga said there is evidence of the alleged management of public office, influence peddling and concussion, and presented information to apply the same procedure that was done with Norma Vallejo de Alianza PAIS. (I)