The head of the electoral body defended its legitimacy and action during the elimination of the Ruptura movement. The first to enter the small room of the Transitory Council (CPCCST) to present the discharges orally to the evaluation report to the members of the National Electoral Council was Paúl Salazar.
He arrived minutes before 10:00. Immediately the president of the electoral body, Nubia Villacís, followed by the members Luz Haro and Mauricio Tayupanta. They were placed in the side chairs of the place, with the exception of the vice president Ana Marcela Paredes, who did not enter the room to be with her companions.
The president of the CPCCST, Julio César Trujillo, once he found the quorum, (only Xavier Zavala was absent) invited Nubia Villacís to present his arguments. Then Villacís projected on the screens the report that he prepared with explanatory tables, while emphasizing the first observation: his legitimacy in the position.
“I am a montuvia and for declaring my identity I was not assigned a score when I participated in the contest of my choice,” she said. She commented that she did not sign any contract and that she delegated to other officials, according to the law, the processing of the contracts that appear in the analysis, the majority of very small amount.
That is why they were not made under the modality of presentation of offers and small businesses were privileged. “Children of our legitimacy” “Page 11 of my report says that it is necessary to highlight once again that you, gentlemen councilors, are the product of the popular referendum and referendum, that is, they are born of our extension. Children of our legitimacy, “she said.
On the elimination of Rupture of the 25, of the electoral roll, it clarified that it was a sentence of the Electoral Contentious Tribunal after following the due process. “The existence of a political organization that does not show up to participate in an electoral process does not make sense,”exclaimed.
That made Ruptura in the sectional elections of 2014. Finished the 30 minutes that the CPCCST granted so that they expose their allegations followed Paúl Salazar. He also defended his management and explained that they are in functions extended by a legal provision that was consulted to the State Attorney’s Office.
Then it was the turn of Ana Marcela Paredes. “My position was always dissonant of the collegiate body both in the previous administration and in the current one. For example, I openly discussed the exaggerated figure that was initially raised for the budget of the 2019 elections.” Paredes assured that for these statements she was retaliated: “the personnel that worked with me was fired for saying that transparency was needed in the management of the CNE.”
She assured that weeks after they approved the budget, “that I publicly qualified as inflated and that did not have my approval, the National Electoral Council plenary session suddenly returned to the topic and the figure went from $ 140 million to $ 119 million, despite that it was still possible to lower that figure. ” She said in her speech that the budget can be more efficient, “the problem is that in the current situation there is no room for debate and analysis.”
Paredes also commented that in her case she replaced a revisor who resigned, whose term ends in 2021, “so that according to the Constitution and laws I do not find extended functions.” During her 30-minute shift, Luz Haro also said that her performance in the entity has been based on the precepts of legality.
While Mauricio Tayupanta, who closed the appearances, said he joined as a director in the partial renewal of 2015, so he is not responsible for anything noted in the report. Trujillo indicated that the presentations presented will be analyzed individually, “as well as the whole work of the National Electoral Council.” The final resolution will be released in 5 days, after which there will be 3 days for challenge, before ratifying the decision. (I)