Opinion Profiles conducted a survey that reflects a certain level of indifference by political groupings. The experts analyze what happens between the population.
76.59% of Ecuadorians say they have no sympathy for political parties.
That is the conclusion of the opinion profiles poll that consulted about the affinity with the political stores.
The investigation was made on February 18, 2018, in Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca to 908 people.
The calculation showed that the lack of affinity increased in 2017. On March 5 of that year, the malaise was 45.57%. However, in less than 12 months, that impression reached 31.02%.
Those consulted mentioned their majority inclination for PAIS, CREO and the PSC-Madera de Guerrero. However, PAIS had a greater decrease in sympathy. Of the 32.64% achieved in March 2017, it fell to 8.37% in February of this 2018.
Paulina Recalde, director of Perfiles de Opinión, indicated that there is a sustained decline of PAIS, which was the organization that had the most space the policy in 10 years.
For the director, the most serious thing is not the lack of support, but the policy suffers a “suffocation” that is combined with a “disaffection”.
“Citizens did not emigrate to another organization out of sympathy, but distanced themselves from the political groups,” she said.
Recalde did not rule out that certain elements influenced this perception.
Such is the case of the complaint of Carlos Baca, Attorney General, who recently broadcast a conversation between José Serrano, when he was president of the Assembly, and Carlos Pólit, former Comptroller General, who is a fugitive.
For specialists, the survey does reflect the level of detachment in these scenarios.
The political analyst Decio Machado, warned that this is perceived in other countries by de-legitimization in decision-making.
That was lived in 2006, when Ecuador had an unstable political system. And it was repeated later with PAIS, the political movement of President Rafael Correa at the time, which led the stages for a decade.
The professor Natalia Sierra explained that the behavior of this political elite disappointed society, since the activity was concentrated in the Correa organization and there was little opposition.
In addition, persecution of political and social movements, which caused the citizenship to lose presence.
“The collapse of PAIS was strong because it concentrated a lot of power,” she reiterated.
Sierra considered that the new structures of the Communication are added to that. Before, the political stores had more presence, but with social networks, people have a voice. “There are new political behaviors,” she said.
In this criterion, Assemblyman Luis Fernando Torres (PSC) agreed, pointing out that digital media promoted participation spaces different from traditional ones. “The parties are condemned to weaken,” she said.
Torres reiterated that 23.41% of Ecuadorians still interested in political issues are linked to organizations that have been strengthened, such as the PSC and local movements such as Time of Change.
On the contrary, he added, the group that weakened the most was PAIS, due to the corruption scandals and the economic debacle.
Ximena Ponce, formerly of the PAIS, said that the situation of the Movement must be analyzed in a structural manner. He noted that in the field of corruption “it is intended to blame a group of people or a political party.”
Hence, “there is a fragmented and partial view towards certain people due to political interests and struggles that affected the movement”.
Ponce stressed that to win back the sympathy of her co-chairs, she must respond to his ideals and maintain structures to achieve them. He added that it is vital to hold spaces for discussion, debate and permanent criticism. (I)