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The complaint was filed by the Social Justice Movement against members of the Electoral Council for not allowing registration of its presidential candidates.
Ecuador's Electoral Contentious Tribunal (TCE) Tuesday is set to hold a hearing against members of the National Electoral Council (CNE), whom the Social Justice Movement (SJM) accused of electoral infractions.
The lawsuit was filed against CNE President Diana Atamaint and councilors Luis Verdesoto, Enrique Pita, and Jose Cabrera. They were accused of "serious electoral offenses" for not complying with a ruling that granted new deadlines for the registration of SJM candidates.
On Monday, the TCE suspended the hearing for a second time after CNE lawmaker Byron Torres argued that an Attorney General's Office representative should attend the meeting.
Last year, the SJM was removed by the CNE by order of the Comptroller's Office for alleged irregularities in the registration of its candidates for the upcoming elections on February 7.
However, the TCE revoked the decision and ordered a timeline extension so SJM could conduct primaries and register its candidates, including its presidential candidate Alvaro Noboa.
#BREAKING Another presidential candidate has come out in support of a delay to the election date. This time it's @CesarMontufar51, who according to polls holds less than 1% of voter intention. He says that free and fair elections cannot be guaranteed under COVID-19 restrictions. pic.twitter.com/V00DIvhbE0