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March 9, 2022
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Assembly will debate amnesties and repeal of tax reform

The president of the Legislative Assembly, Guadalupe Llori, included these issues on the agenda for this Wednesday’s session.

The movement Pachakutik gave a press conference minutes before starting the Plenary Session of the National Assembly this Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

The president of the Legislative, Guadalupe Lloriincluded in the agenda, the debate on the questioned amnesties to more than 200 people who were allegedly criminalized for defending nature and human rights. Also included are those who are accused of harm and violence during October 2019 demonstrations.

Assemblyman Marlon Santi made a call to all the benches of the Assembly to “make history” and vote in favor of pardoning those he considered “politically persecuted.” Among the accused are characters such as Paola Pabón, Virgilio Hernández and Leonidas Iza.

“We are accused of we have been the indigenous movement that looted Quitobut who did the decree 883?”, Santi said in his speech.

It refers to the Presidential Decree signed by former President Lenín Moreno, in which the fuel subsidy was removed and It was the trigger for the 10 days of marches and protests that ended in violence and deaths.

Salvador Quishpe recalled that I cried also changed the order of business for today’s Session, to debate the Law that promotes the repeal of the tax reform, which entered into force by the Ministry of Law.

One of the reasons why the “rebels” of Pachakutik they accused I cried from “breach of duty”, was not to deal with this issue in plenary. The option that was considered from the CAL was send it to the Constitutional Court to know if the Assembly had the power or not to repeal the Law.

Quishpe said that this “was a point of conflict” to question the work of the President of the Assembly, but that now the possibility has been opened that the repeal project be processed in an ordinary manner by the Plenary, without the need to go to the Court Constitutional.

Finally, the protagonist of the day, the Speaker of the Legislature, He took the word. She said the point of putting these items on the agenda was “restore calm to criminalized comrades and harmony to the National Assembly”

assured that does not cling to his charge, but “he is going to make him respect”. And in a rush of euphoria, she remembered her when was imprisoned at the time of former president Rafael Correa. “I did not go through the sewers, nor to Belgium” was the phrase with which I cried closed the press conference. (GVL)

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