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  • Former President Rafael Correa, Belgium, July 8, 2020.

    Former President Rafael Correa, Belgium, July 8, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @MashiRafael

Published 14 July 2020
Opinion

Former President Rafael Correa had already reported a plot to prevent his participation in the 2021 elections.

Ecuador’s former President Rafael Correa Tuesday denounced that the Executive branch is exerting pressure to prevent the Social Commitment Force (SCF) party from participating in the upcoming elections.

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He said that the Comptroller General Pablo Celi and Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo pressured the National Electoral Council (CNE) to remove the SCF party from the register of political organizations authorized to participate in the 2021 electoral process.

“We are getting robbed again. CNE gave in to Celi, Romo, and the government’s pressures. Now the SCF party will be illegally and untimely eliminated,” the former president tweeted.

Last month, Correa also denounced a plot to prevent his participation in the 2021 general elections.

Correa understands that the SCF party will be removed from the ballot while the Electoral Justice Administration Court (EJAC) carries out a hearing over Celi's interference in the electoral function.

The EJAC will decide if the Comptroller General exceeded its powers by ordering the elimination of four political parties in June.

Correa's allegations come after several organizations close to him announced the formation of an alliance called Union For Hope (UFH) last week.

Besides including the SCF party, this alliance is conformed by seven organizations and seeks to participate in the 2021 elections.

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