Yesterday the president of the Assembly, Fernando Cordero (AP) had a meeting with the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, to see if there was a way to avoid that the document that prohibits the media to make coverage’s and investigations during the electoral campaign period, goes through the Ministry of Law to be approved on February 3.
Cordero pointed out last Friday that after an agreement with Correa it would make sense that the block involves itself with reconsideration. Otherwise the National Electoral Council (CNE by its Spanish acronym) would be in charge of approving the content of this disposition. However, he dismissed that legislators “have to ask permission” to the president to define the future of the norms, but he did admitted that in a presidential regime he has a fundamental role.
Assemblyman of Alianza Pais, Jaime Abril, informed that the result of the meeting between Cordero and Correa would be informed to the rest of the Assembly to define a definitive position. (AV)