Today two new members of the National Electoral Council (CNE) were appointed. Carlos Tayupanta and Gloria Toapanta took office in the middle of claims from an observatory of women complaining against alleged ‘favoritism’ in the selection process, conducted by the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (Cpccs for its Spanish acronym), and consider the process “illegitimate.”
The group “Vigilancia Ciudadana CNE” said that in the process of qualification of expedients, the Citizen Selection Committee would have favored with “points to several candidates, some who had inconsistent or presumably false documents,” they said in a statement.
Solanda Goyes, selected alternate member in this process, raised a protective action because they feel “discriminated” in the merit qualification stage. She indicated that the process was “illegal, illegitimate and irregular.”