Posted On 08 Mar 2017
Three days after the official start of the election campaign for the second round, President Rafael Correa predicts an attempted coup by the political opposition, which he said will not accept “the strong results at the polls similar to those of February 19.” He did not elaborate on the subject; he only cited antecedents like the destitution of the former president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and the police rebellion of September 30, 2010.
“They do not accept the will of the majorities,” Correa said, referring to the opposition in the framework of the explanation of the construction of the Millennium school ‘Francisco de Orellana,’ located in the south of Guayaquil.
The president also insisted on questioning the campaign proposal of the candidate of the CREO-SUMA alliance, Guillermo Lasso, to reduce in 3 billion dollars the collection of taxes as a palliative to the economic situation. He did not name the presidential hopeful, but he did envisage that the financial proposal will result in a tax package. “And if they reduce those 3.7 billion dollars they will not be able to make health private as they are proposing, they will privatize education; they will charge 25 dollars per child, they will not give uniforms, there will not be public universities. That’s why they are preparing everything for the tax package.”