Leading up to the elections this upcoming February 7 in Ecuador, Ecuadorean migrants have denounced a delay in installing polling stations.
In Caracas, the Ecuadorean community delivered this Friday a letter of protest to the consular authorities of the Government of Lenín Moreno for what they consider impediments to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming presidential elections on February 7.
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Protesters denounce that no progress has been made in guaranteeing the right to vote of the Ecuadorian migrant community in Venezuela, including training, information, and rental of the necessary premises to carry out the voting event.
There are about 10,000 registered voters in Venezuela who denounce delays in installing voting tables and lack of information for the elections.
"There are about 10 thousand registered voters in Venezuela who denounce delay in the process of installation of voting tables and lack of information for the 7F elections in which the Ecuadorean people will elect a new president. Letter delivered at the Ecuadorian Consulate in Caracas."
In this context, the campaign team of the candidate Andres Arauz, a minister of former president Rafael Correa, had denounced that the National Electoral Council of his country was trying to prevent the Ecuadorean electorate in Venezuela from voting, with excuses such as that there is no way to send the necessary resources to Venezuela.
In Venezuela, however, there is a third of the Ecuadorean electorate abroad in Latin America. According to Arauz' team, it is mostly pro-Correa, for which they consider that these are maneuvers to prevent this vote from going to the UNES (Union for Hope) candidate.
Ecuadoreans are called to elect a new president next February 7. The formula headed by Andres Arauz is in the lead in the initial polls among the rest of the candidates.
"Ecuadorean community meets in Caracas to deliver a letter to consular authorities. They denounce that no progress has been made in the tasks to guarantee the right to vote of the migrant community in Venezuela, which includes training, information, and rental space."