Posted On 19 Feb 2018
President Lenin Moreno announced the seven short lists for the Council of Citizen Participation and Transitory Social Control. He did it on Monday, February 19, 2018. This after the popular consultation and referendum held on February 4. The Head of State sent the options to the Assembly.
First list of three
Julio César Trujillo Vásquez
Marcelo Merlo Jaramillo
Marlene Clementina Montesinos
Luis Macas Ambuludi
Jacinta Preciado Angulo
Santos Villamar Alvarado
Luis Hernández Peñaherrera
María de Lourdes Arboleda
Pablo Dávila Jaramillo
Lucía Calderón Aguilar
Katiuska Molina Soledispa
Xavier Zavala Egas
Edgar Samaniego Rojas
Efrain Duque Ruiz
Eduardo Mendoza Paladines
Marco Matamoros Pereira
Hoover Delgado Hurtado
Mariana Alcívar Alcívar
Myriam Félix López
Magdalena Chávez Sanipatín
President Lenin Moreno on Friday sent pending projects, derived from the popular referendum and referendum, to the National Assembly. The first deals with question 3 and the restructuring of the Citizen Participation Council (Cpccs).
However, the proposal maintains the public contest for candidates to the body. The modality is the same: merits, proof of opposition and challenges. Only candidates from social organizations and citizens may participate. But to the prohibitions of postulation is added that they have been part of parties or movements during the last five years.
This process will be in charge of the National Electoral Council (CNE), as it has been since the creation of the agency. And that has resulted in the last two Cpccs that have been harshly questioned by the opposition and civil society, such as the Creo movement, for its closeness to the current government.
President Moreno himself said on January 22 that the councilors should not be “friends of the President or relatives of the assembly members.” This was the main reason why the proposals of the majority of political and social organizations demanded the complete disappearance of the organism.
What the president did was to add a step. The 28 best rated candidates will be those who must then compete in universal elections, which will coincide, from now on, with the sectional ones. Those who will go to the ballots will be chosen among the best scored as follows: 12 women, 12 men and four representatives of the peoples and nationalities.
But it establishes that in the event that, among the first 24, there were already four representatives of the peoples and nationalities, the last four positions will be chosen with the following ones better scored, but respecting the alternation of gender. After the electoral contest, the seven most voted will be the declared main vowels, and the following seven as their substitutes.
They will be held on May 14 of the year of the election, by the National Assembly. By becoming elected authorities, they will be subject to revocation of mandate. And it will also apply in its case the prohibition of indefinite re-election, so that they can only hold the position twice, but always after the public tender.
In addition, the project establishes that the CNE will regulate all aspects necessary for these elections. And that the Code of Democracy will be applicable to this process, as long as it does not contravene the Participation Law
In the electoral part, the Executive also proposes that no social or political organization can campaign in favor of any Cpccs candidate, and that they cannot receive any private financing either.
The CNE will be responsible for the promotion of the candidates and their proposals. In the transitory provision of the draft, it is recalled that the Cpccs Transitorio must, in six months, evaluate the control authorities appointed by the outgoing Cpccs, and that, in the event of cessation, you must immediately call the contests for replacement. But this does not exclude the oversight capacity of the National Assembly.
President Moreno also sent on Friday the urgent economic project to repeal the Goodwill Law. This project consists of a single article that orders the repeal of the Law, published on December 30, 2016. (I)