The afternoon of Cynthia. Everything was arranged to be like that. Friends, family members, collaborators, municipal officials, sympathizers of various guilds and points of the city, assembly members, mayors and councilmen of his political store waited for their entry into the Plaza de los Donantes, on Malecón 2000. Only she was missing, Deputy Mayor Doménica Tabacchi and Mayor Jaime Nebot.
After 3:00 p.m., under an intense sun and with the Guayas River next to La Perla as part of the scene, the until then candidate was admitted to the City Hall of Guayaquil by the movement madera de guerrero. Cynthia Viteri arrived to do what was planned: officially accept the nomination to succeed Nebot. “I accept to build and continue to enlarge this city and bring good to every corner of Guayaquil.” With this phrase, Viteri responded to Nebot’s previous request and opened the race for the Mayor’s office and the sectional elections in the most populated city in the country.
And almost immediately after accepting the candidacy she responded to statements from who could become her main contender to Olmedo’s chair, Jimmy Jairala. “Someone said that I was not Jaime Nebot. It is true. I’m not Jaime Nebot. I’m the one who is going to succeed Jaime Nebot in the mayor’s office. “
Viteri recalled her move from journalism to the Mayor’s Office more than 20 years ago, which was the beginning of a political life that led her to Congress, to the National Assembly, to run twice on the Presidency and now to be close to becoming in the first woman in charge of the mayor of the port city.
She said she will continue with the management and the team of Mayor Nebot in case of winning the elections. And it began to launch offers: it will create four gerontological centers, expand the coverage of credits to microentrepreneurs and entrepreneurs, continue with the delivery of books to students and tablets to bachelors, create more housing offer, collaborate with the State for security and continue with the rescue of young people immersed in drugs.
With this, Viteri makes it clear that his next campaign will focus on continuity and that the backward movement is not an option. “It is our families that are at stake (in the next elections). It is the future of each one of you that is at stake. Guayaquil is not anyone’s toy. ” (I)