Ecuador: Former Heads of State concerned about elections in second round

Posted on March 20, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics (machine translated) – Former presidents and heads of government of Ibero-America expressed concern about “the particular circumstances in which Ecuadorian democracy has developed during the last decade”, when less than two weeks are needed for Ecuadorians to return to the ballot for ballottage To the successor of Rafael Correa…..Fernando de la Rúa, Spaniard José María Aznar, Mexicans Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox, Chilean Sebastián Piñera and Colombians Belisario Betancur, among the former presidents who signed the statement of the Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA) Andrés Pastrana and Álvaro Uribe, among others. In addition, they pointed out that it is up to the government to guarantee the right of citizens to elect their leaders, “expressing their will with independence and freedom”. And the electoral courts “guarantee the transparency of suffrage and the conduct of fair and lawful scrutiny.” Read Article


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