Posted On 10 Apr 2017
The CREO party and the Patriotic Society Party (SP) filed two lawsuits against the chairperson of the National Electoral Council Juan Pablo Pozo.
The first one was submitted by the vice-presidential candidate for CREO, Andrés Páez. Yesterday, he appeared at the Contentious Electoral Court (TCE).
Páez is calling for the removal of the CNE head because he declared Moreno the winner of the elections, when the resources to determine the existence of “an electoral fraud” were still ongoing, he told reporters outside the TCE.
According to him, Ecuador can not have an electoral authority that is “clearly confabulated with the ruling party and who advocates in favor of those who represent the candidacy of Mr. Moreno,” he said.
The second demand was filed by Gilmar Gutierrez, of the SP. On Wednesday, the legislator will go to the Office of the Prosecutor to file a criminal complaint against the CNE, according to a press release from the organization.
Gutiérrez denounced a series of irregularities in the electoral register as people born in 1840, others who voted several times, migrants who voted here but do not live in the country, among others. These alterations were ratified by the Civil Registry Office and are sufficient evidence to declare the nullity of the process, according to section 143 of the Code of Democracy.