Patricio Carrillo Rosero (Construye Movement), one of the legislators with the most votes in the last election on October 15, will not attend the National Assembly to sit in the inaugural session. This was reported in a public statement:
Likewise, the elected assembly pointed out that, in his opinion, the Ecuadorian justice system did not act with the “necessary speed regarding the requested measures.” In due time, he said, “The Inter-American Court will rule on what he described as open political aggression initiated, promoted, sponsored, and deployed by mafia utilitarians.”
Patricio Carrillo’s alternate assembly member, Nataly Morillo Solorzano, arrived at the session and will occupy his seat.
In this inaugural session, a commission of legislators was formed to verify that all members of the assembly have presented their qualified documentation. Carrillo did not do this, so Morillo was given priority, “who does have all the enabling documentation,” said the secretary of the inaugural session, lawmaker Valentina Centeno.
The former Minister of the Interior encountered a series of obstacles due to the political test he faced after occupying the state portfolio. At first, his candidacy was challenged by the National Electoral Council (CNE), and then he had another problem because the Ministry of Labor certified that he was disqualified to hold public office. Now, the former commander of the National Police is looking for another alternative to reach the Legislature.
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On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, he presented an action for precautionary measures to sit as a legislator.
For its part, the Construye movement published a message of support for Carrillo. “We will assert the rights of the 1.7 million Ecuadorians who have given us their support,” they said.
And they added: “Inside and outside the legislative chamber, Carrillo and Construye will continue to be the loudest voices against the mafias and their political connections; that’s what Correismo is worried about,” they declared.
Before his inauguration, Morillo assured that “just now” the former Minister of the Interior would not take the oath.
“There is a judicial process in progress. We will wait for the decision of the Court. We have a framework for ethical action according to the proposal we made to the Ecuadorians. We are here to keep our word,” he published.