Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa and head of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (CONAI) Leonidas Iza agreed this Saturday to describe President Guillermo Lasso’s decision to dissolve parliament and call elections as unconstitutional, but insisted Granting that the elections open up opportunities for various sectors to agree against neoliberalism.
“The best scenario for the country is early elections, as they allow for a comprehensive resolution of the serious moral, political and economic crisis the country is experiencing due to Lasso and (former President Lenin) Moreno, and the need for a new election.” also allows the Assembly National”, commented Correa.
Nevertheless, he decided that “winning the election is not enough”, but that the country must move to a new Constituent Assembly “to get out of the deadly trap” that the previous administration had promoted.
In the cycle “La Pizzara”, which airs on Radio 10 in Argentina, the former president said that the imminence of elections is “the best of all worlds, but it is not constitutional”, as Lasso called for “an internal commotion”. did what does not exist now”.
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Lasso, in power since May 2021, on Thursday introduced a special constitutional mechanism known as a “cross death”, which gives him the power to do so and enables him to rule by decree until the mandatory holding of elections, unilaterally dissolved the National Assembly on Thursday. Which will happen on 20 August.
The 67-year-old president said he took the step because parliament had opened an impeachment trial against him just hours earlier for alleged corruption, the most likely outcome of which appeared to be his removal from office, was politically motivated and led by There was a “serious political crisis and internal commotion”.
“The best scenario for the country is early elections, as they allow for a comprehensive resolution of the serious moral, political and economic crisis the country is experiencing due to Lasso and (former President Lenin) Moreno, and for a new election.” also allows. Assembly National ”Rafael Correa
Correa distinguished the 2021 elections as a scenario now open when the Union for Hope (YUNS), his party, “is already structured and people have already come to know what neoliberalism is.”
“We won the legislative elections. We didn’t have a majority because they changed the seat distribution pattern, but we are the biggest minority. And we almost won the presidential election. All this together with a borrowed party and with the entire staff of the Civil Revolution were exiled, persecuted and imprisoned. Now we already have a political party, we are much better structured and the harassment has gradually ended,” he said.
He also warned that Lasso is not “so stupid” as to forecast the polls knowing that Younes could win them, to which he conceded “they are willing to do something.”
The two leaders considered Lasso’s decision unconstitutional/Photo: AFP.
Among the possibilities, he outlined the possibility that he has “some candidate made in the embassy” of the United States or “preparation of some scam, as he did in 2021, when he said the civil revolution by the Colombian ELN was financed.” He insisted, “They might be plotting something, but we have to face it and win.”
He also called for dissension from the Pachacutic Party’s indigenous movement, “that disaster”, although he insisted that “he felt it himself and has just renewed the leadership”.
And he proved Iza right, as “it seems he has more of a vision for the country”, although he marked some differences with the head of CONAI, the organization that protested last year because of the high cost of living. The demonstration had led and led to the first attempt at impeachment of a lasso.
“We should reflect that if any progressive government wins the elections, its hands will be tied as these people have captured the entire state. They are going to boycott any progressive government” Rafael Correa
“I don’t know him, but I have a much better impression of him. I think he is an honest and patriotic guy. I don’t agree with some of your views. For example, it opposes extractionism, ie No oil, no more mining, and we lock up all growth potential and go bankrupt as a country.” In Ecuador…
“We should consider that if any progressive government wins the elections, its hands will be tied as these people have captured the entire state. They are going to boycott any progressive government.
And he refrained from naming a possible candidate, as the party has “many cadres.” “We have to think about a mixed pairing, but we all have to wait a few days to see how the situation unfolds,” he explained.
On Friday a publication circulated on social networks announcing the formula shared by Carlos Rabascal, former candidate for Vice Citizen Revolution in 2021, journalist, precisely with Eza, although it was denied by the protagonist.
For his part, Iza said he should “assess whether it is possible” to eventually implement, but he left that possibility “in the hands of the bases, because it is always a collective decision.”
“We were the first to say that Lasso should resign; We were the first to say that we should be taken to a political trial for failing to follow their own government program and all agreements with the citizens,” the indigenous leader highlighted.
He remarked that although Conai “never intended to step out of constitutional or institutional boundaries, there is a political class on the right which is obstinate, not very educated, who have devoted themselves only to humiliation, defamation and terrorism”. dedicated to making the stigma” organization and so on.
“The political moment demands all political forces located in the popular sphere to form a common strategy” Leonidas Iza
He insisted that Lasso ordered the “cross death” “without any reason, in violation of the constitution” and even called it “ridiculous” that now they talk of internal strife and declare it Haven’t when they lost more than 4,000 lives in these two years. government, nor when drug trafficking links with the public sector and the armed forces were discovered.
Iza recognized that “the political moment demands all political forces located in the popular sphere to forge a common strategy,” and each organization “is called upon to define a strategy identifying with its strength, but It fits into a common agenda.” The fight against neoliberalism”.
On Thursday the 25th there will be a Coni meeting to “make some decisions on the agenda”, said Iza, who also urged to “stop playing on the correísmo-anticorreísmo scenario and look at reality, because it has only one objective: to Save Ecuadorians chances of life, education and health.