Although the National Electoral Council (CNE) has not yet met to define the candidacies of the Social Justice Movement, Silka Sánchez insisted that Álvaro Noboa’s candidacy for that political organization remains firm and is legal, this Sunday afternoon, December 27 , at a press conference, through the Zoom platform.
Sánchez maintained that Noboa’s candidacy was legally registered on November 7 and they hope that it will be qualified in an agile way. “We are not responsible for the fact that the ballots have not been printed up to now,” he added.
This Tuesday, a hearing is scheduled against four CNE councilors Diana Atamaint, José Cabrera, Enrique Pita and Luis Verdesoto, accused of committing an electoral offense by not complying with the ruling of the Contentious Electoral Tribunal (TCE) that makes the registration of candidates viable of that organization.
Social Justice asked that they be sanctioned with the dismissal of the positions, that they be imposed a fine equivalent to 70 basic salaries and the loss of political rights for four years.
This happens after the electoral judge Joaquín Viteri partially accepted the subjective appeal presented by Jimmy Salazar, director of Social Justice and ordered the CNE to specify the candidacies and the electoral districts in which List 11 must carry out first or internal democracy processes , and the candidacies and electoral districts in which said list has already registered candidates.
In addition, after the head of the TCE, Arturo Cabrera and the CNE, Diana Atamaint signed a commitment that the general elections of 2021 will be held in accordance with the electoral calendar already programmed. (I)