The Council of Citizen Participation and Transitory Social Control (CPCCS-T) decided to cease unanimously in its functions the five members of the National Electoral Council on the afternoon of this Tuesday, July 17, after the authorities’ evaluation report conclude that the electoral body “failed to comply with obligations and acted arbitrarily”.
The dismissed from their positions are: Nubia Villacís (president), Ana Marcela Paredes (vice president), Paúl Salazar (Councilor), Mauricio Tayupanta (Councilor) and Luz Maclovia Haro (Councilor).
The report states that the directors of the CPCCS ceased “had conflicts of interest at the time of appointing the National Electoral Council authorities, which created an indication of illegitimacy in their appointment.”
The CPCCS-T determined that the National Electoral Council authorities “fail to comply with all the indicators of the parameter”, such as the legitimacy of the position. However, he argued that this “does not imply the illegitimacy of the electoral processes they carried out”, since the CPCCS-T “is not exercising jurisdictional power nor is competent to declare nullity of administrative acts.”
Villacís had declared: “You, gentlemen councilors, are children of our legitimacy.” The document argues that the National Electoral Council “failed to comply with obligations and acted arbitrarily”, in addition to “being attributed functions when canceling political movements”, and failed to comply with its obligation to provide “reliable” administrative procedures.
Among the indicators of unfulfilled parameters, according to the CPCCS-T, are: the proper management of public resources, “when irregularities are found in several contracts”, the alleged non-application of its obligation to publish the information relevant to citizenship, as well as not delivering the information required for the present process of evaluation, the Citizen Evaluation, with support “not only for the number of complaints, but for its content and the perception that citizens have of the institution, in which he shows his disagreement.
“On July 10, the dismissed members presented their pleadings at a public hearing defense before the CPCCS-T, among which Villacís argued that his record includes all the certificates of training received and taught on governance, political management, gender and democracy. Also, criticized that cannot through “biased technical report” delegitimize their citizen initiatives or make subjective assessments, since “nothing prevents me during my career has made and continue to perform activities related to citizen initiatives.”
Also, on that occasion, Villacís asked that the new directors be elected by competition and possessed before the Assembly and “thus ensure legal security.” In today’s final resolution it is mentioned that “the National Electoral Council acted in favor of political powers rather than guaranteeing rights.” Finally, on Tuesday, the CPCCS-T opened a three-day extension for officials to contest, after which a final decision will be issued. (I)