Ecuador: Reforms on inheritance draft to be submitted to Assembly

Posted on September 16, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics reported… Reforms on the inheritance draft bill will be submitted to the National Assembly in the following days.
Quito, Sept 15 (Andes).- The Executive will send to the National Assembly many reforms on the inheritances draft bill in the next days with the aim of fighting “evasion” mechanism, Pabel Muñoz, national secretary of planning informed on Tuesday.

The decision was made after the first evaluation of national dialogues on equity and social justice organized by the government in June.

“Given the fact that fighting evasion is a principle shared by all (sectors who participated in the dialogue) we will send concrete reforms to the Assembly in the following days,” the official indicated in a press conference.

He added that the draft bill removed from the Legislative will not be completely submitted, but the date will be decided after the second dialogue phase, which will conclude in December.

Likewise, the capital gain law will be submitted after a second dialogue phase which is expected to be supported by other social, economic and political sectors.

The secretary of planning described as “positive” the first dialogue phase and emphasized encounters with 2.019 organizations, 840 decentralized autonomous governments have taken place as well as 150,168 citizens in 2,173 encounters nationwide.

Among the first results achieved, Pabel Muñoz affirmed “citizens have become aware of the fact that unfairness and inequality are threats to democracy.”


Regarding agreements met, he affirmed that the case of inheritance law, the conclusion was to maintain the 17,5% tariff for ongoing businesses and that resources collected will be used for scholarships aimed at the indigenous and Afro populations of the Andean country.

On the other hand, Vinicio Alvarado, secretary of public administration, emphasized “when a society debate on equity and social justice, it is debating on their future.”

The Executive presented on June inheritance and capital gain draft bills, regulations that aim at fighting inequity in Ecuador. However, these were temporarily removed in order to make way for a national dialogue to discuss not only about legal initiatives but social injustice in the South American country. Read Article

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