They are on the way to total extinction. The last key redoubts that the correísmo maintains within the structure of the State could happen completely to the history in the next weeks. Everything is in the hands of the Council of Transitory Citizen Participation.
This organism decided yesterday to initiate the process of evaluation to the Superintendence of Territorial Ordering, Use and Land Management, specifically to its holder, Fernando Cordero Cueva, who held various positions in the self-described citizen’s revolution.
The evaluation announcement came even before this Superintendence reached the first year of operation. Cordero was taken over by the Assembly in July 2017 and only in January of this year the entity began to operate.
From this position, the ex-president of the Assembly and former Minister of Defense of Rafael Correa, questioned the popular consultation proposed by President Lenin Moreno, especially the third question that precisely posed the restructuring of the Participation Council.
This is not the only superintendence that is being targeted. Until next Tuesday the teams of the transitory organism will have to present the technical report of the evaluation to the Superintendence of Banks and a week later the document regarding the Superintendence of Companies will be received. Both led by officials identified with the previous administration.
But while some evaluations are just beginning, others end. The plenary session of the body led by Julio César Trujillo is scheduled to meet today to resolve the challenge filed by the Council of the Judiciary (CJ) to the decision to dismiss its five members.
As has been the case in these evaluation processes, one of the accusations made against the Judiciary is the lack of independence and the interference that the central government authorities would have had in their decisions. If the Participation Council ratifies today these accusations, the Judicial Council will be definitively dismissed.
In this process of institutional renewal, the replacements of the officials who have been dismissed are also beginning to be defined. This Thursday, the seven directors of Participation will know the list sent by President Moreno to assume the direction of the Superintendence of Communication (Supercom).
The Secretary of the Council of Citizen Participation, Darwin Seraquive, said yesterday that the appointment process, based on the short list sent Monday from the Executive, could last at least three weeks. (I)