Since Rafael Correa was officially appointed for a third consecutive term, 13 decrees have been ordered. One of them, the No. 4, states that former presidents and vice presidents of the Republic may be protected with the Presidential Security Service, for a period of one year or six months, according to the requirements of the former official.
“Upon leaving office, they may be subject of persecution and threats to both their physical and family integrity, putting them at imminent risk which is the responsibility of the state,” argued Correa.
Other structural changes
Another decree, the No. 6 provides the creation of the Technical Secretariat for Disabilities, which would be attached to the Vice Presidency, but with legal, administrative and financial autonomy.
This decree also provides for the transfer of projects Manuela Espejo, Joaquin Gallegos Lara (helpful to people with disabilities), to the Ministries of Health and of Economic and Social Inclusion, and grants control over the projects Orthotics, Prosthetics, Hearing, Job Placement and Ecuador Alegre y Solidario.
However, its existence would be temporary, as the statement said “it will remain in office until members of the National Council on Disability Equality are appointed, according to the second transitional Disabilities Act.”