After eight days of the elections and three days before the deadline to deliver the results, the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) has not completed the scrutiny of the votes and it seems it will not accomplish it.
According to Article 132 of the Code of Democracy, provincial vote counting is to be completed within 10 days, However, “for a good cause and in an extraordinary way, the CNE may authorize the extension of the deadline.”
Despite the apparent backwardness, the CNE has the scrutiny described as a successful progress in the first four days because the entity processed more than 86% of the ballots, but slowed down thereafter.
Guayas is the province with most delays
Until today 08:00, the CNE registered 88.20% of processed ballots for presidential binomial in Guayas (8.322 to 9.435), 81.03% for National Assembly (7.645 to 9.435), 81.57% for Provincial Assembly (7.696 to 9.435) and 80.69% for the Andean Parliament(7.613 to 9.435).
The obvious and problematic delay can be evident even at the cantonal level.
For presidential binomial:
- Guayaquil: 88.49% (5.459 of 6.169)
- Milagro: 90.30% (428 of 474)
- Samborondon: 86.83% (145 of 167)
- Duran: 82.80% (438 of 529)
For National Assembly:
- Guayaquil: 83.21% (5.133 of 6.169)
- Milagro: 76.79% (364 of 474)
- Samborondon: 83.83% (140 of 167)
- Duran: 80.53% (426 of 529)