Posted On 01 Aug 2017
Another State body will be renewed. But the process will be made with the same rules defined in the last decade when the government justified the need to “put its hands on justice.”
The National Court, as mandated by the Constitution of 2008, will change its face. Every three years, according to that text, seven of the 21 judges should be replaced. Yesterday, President of the Council of the Judiciary Gustavo Jalkh called the merit contest.
The judges who conclude their term are those who obtained the lowest score in the performance evaluation three years ago.
“This competition, as well as all that the institution has done, will be rigorous, demanding and transparent,” Jalkh assured.
The criticism of the judges of the Court is that they have been linked, in one way or another, to the former government. “Correist judges are leaving!” said Jeannine Cruz, Legislator of the CREO Party.
For the Guayaquil jurist Jorge Zavala, the Court has been subordinated to the president in all cases of interest to the Government. “That is far from true justice, it’s not what the citizens are looking for,” he said. (I)