Posted On 20 Jul 2017
The ruling party joins the criticism of the Council for Citizen Participation (Cpccs), which is not new. The PAIS members of the Audit Commission questioned the work and appointments made by that public body.
Yesterday, three directors submitted a management report before that committee. President of Cpccs Raquel González and Vice President Edwin Jarrín talked about the little-known National Plan for Prevention and Fight against Corruption, and showed figures on their work (see infographics).
The body, established in 2008, has in its hands the appointment of the highest authorities of the Transparency and Control Function: Ombudsman and Attorney General, Comptroller General, the National Electoral Council, the Contentious Electoral Court and Public Prosecutor. It also selects the superintendents, magistrates and the members of the Council of the Judiciary.
The body has two additional functions: to promote the citizen participation and the fight against corruption. For the political opposition, the corruption cases are not isolated, and the situation is dire. Homero Castañer, of the CREO party, listed the 14 officials indicted, including two former ministers. “We must act with independence and impartiality to avoid impunity,” he said. (I)