The legislators point out that the 90 days of absence reported by Moreno, last August, expired six days ago

One hundred assembly members requested, this November 23, the immediate return to the country of the former president of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, given that the 90-day period to leave the country expired on November 18.

The resolution was presented by the legislator of the Unión por la Esperanza bench, Fausto Jarrín, who stated that former president Lenín Moreno did not inform the National Assembly of his decision to remain outside the country, as It is flagrantly violating the constitutional rule, taking into account that the 90-day period of absence, which was communicated to the legislature last August, expired six days ago.

Lenín Moreno notifies that he will be outside the country for three months to give lectures and meet his grandson

The Constitution of the Republic in the third paragraph of article 144, establishes that the President of the Republic, during her mandate and up to one year after having ceased in her functions, must notify the National Assembly, in advance of her departure , the period and the reasons for your absence from the country.

Legislator Jarrín proposed that this legislative resolution be made known to the Organization of American States (OAS) as he said that they know that the ex-president pretends to be an international civil servant, and the first thing that the multinational organization must know is the constitutional breach of the person who governed the country in the last four years.

The approved text provides that the resolution be sent to the State Attorney General’s Office and the State Comptroller General’s Office, in order to report on the actions that have been taken since resolution N. RL- 2021-2023-010 of July 8, 2021. At the discretion of legislator Fausto Jarrín, former president Lenín Moreno is being investigated for various complaints at the level of these two control bodies.

Legislator Nathalie Arias (CREO) participated in the debate, who suggested that the recitals include a wording in the plural, because it is not a former president who has pending accounts with the Ecuadorian justice, but there are two. Well, he said that in the country there are pending investigation issues such as Green Rice, Inapapers, Odebrecht, Bribery Case, all of them are important, Arias replied. The text of the resolution was not modified.

The One hundred votes that approved the resolution came from the UNES, Pachakutik, Democratic Left and Independientes benches. The legislators of CREO, PSC and some of the National Agreement Bank abstained. (I)

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