The movements and political parties, unions and indigenous organizations have common axes: to demand the constitutionality of the amendments to the Constitution, to call a referendum and the definition of their strategies for the electoral process in 2017. “We are not playing the game of the right,” say unionists and indigenous; “To unite, honor is required,” said independent Assemblyman Ramiro Aguilar.
However, the issues that bring them together are in force. The Popular Unity movement, for example, has already filed a lawsuit in the Constitutional Court on five of the 15 changes approved by the Assembly, the 3rd of this month. Complaints will not stop, said the national director of the former Popular Democratic Movement (MPD), Giovanni Atarihuana. He suggested to the institution to unify the processes. Similarly, in January, they will present the question for the referendum, for the respective validation.
The CREO leader and one of the two candidates for Carondelet, Guillermo Lasso, as a campaign promise, offered that if he became president in 2017, he would consult the people if they agree with the changes to the Constitution.
Another opposition front that also contemplates the constitutional claim is that of trade unionists and indigenous people, including the united front of workers and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE). However, they have not yet given a date for the appeal.