National Electoral Council of Ecuador accredited 293 international observers for the elections

This Thursday, people deprived of liberty without a final conviction will vote.

With the vote of persons deprived of liberty without an enforceable conviction, the work of international observers in our country begins. There are 293 accredited observers for these elections.

Isabel de Saint Malo, head of the mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), indicated that there are more than 70 observers who will be in 18 provinces to monitor the electoral process in the country on April 11.

Diana Atamaint, president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), indicated that the presence of the OAS mission «constitutes a guarantee of transparency.»

During a meeting with representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, the head of the electoral body pointed out that for this process in which Andrés Arauz (Unes) and Guillermo Lasso (Creo-PSC) fight to reach the Presidency of the Republic, 293 international observers were accredited .

Gustavo Pedraza, is one of the observers. He considered that the role of international observation is increasingly important, since «it gives the possibility of an impartial, objective, external control, which seeks the reliability of the process and the results.»

Pedraza will arrive in the country this Thursday and on Sunday he will carry out his work in Manta, as well as follow the operation of the results transmission system.

Days ago, the counselor Luis Verdesoto commented that electoral observation is an essential condition for the consolidation of democracy.

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