With 8 National Assembly members, 86 from 24 provinces and 6 abroad, which together represents 73% of the seats in the legislature, the Government and Alianza PAIS political movement begin on May 14 the work that seeks to generate laws to underpin the revolution.
With 100 assembly member aligned to the project led by the president, Rafael Correa, the country will have legislators with an average of 44 years old, one third with fourth level studies, most of them with third degrees predominantly in careers like law and engineering. There are few new faces and the majority has already captured most dignities with the green flag or has held positions in the government.
The new legislators have their challenges. According to the official project, there are new rules for: people who decided to separate from the block, how they should present projects, coordination of the block, the role of the alternates, the financial support to the organization and the links with social groups.
But, like an absolute majority, the country expects real changes that, according to government supporters will for the better, although some are concerned about possible abuses because of the concentration of powers. The expectation, according to experts, will begin to clear from next May 14, when they start their period of four years.