The General Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency, through its Twitter SEGCOM V, has denied a document circulating on the networks with which the National Assembly would intend to revoke Executive Decree º455 on the state of emergency in Cotopaxi, Imbabura and Pichincha.
The legal secretary of the presidency, Fabián Pozo, reported that the Constitutional Court (CC) referred to the knowledge of the decree with the state of emergency.
Since this morning, the heads of the various legislative caucus have been meeting semi-face-to-face to analyze the revocation of the state of emergency. They also hope to have another meeting with the President of the Assembly, Virgilio Saquicela. This was reported on Twitter by Pachakutik block coordinator Salvador Quishpe.
Likewise, Assembly member Pachakutik and president of the Economic Regime Commission, Mireya Pazmiño, asked Saquicela to convene the plenary session of the Assembly.
From the UNES block, Pabel Muñoz has indicated on the social network that he supports the recall.
For her part, MP Johanna Moreira stressed that “if it is confirmed that the executive power is abused, it is up to the Constitutional Court and the Assembly to take decisions so that democracy prevails”.
The bench of the Social Christian Party (PSC) has issued a press release in which it assures that it will not support the revocation of the state of emergency.
Article 46 of the organic law of the legislative function refers to the revocation of the state of exception. “After notification (…) the absolute majority of the members of the National Assembly, can ask the President of the Assembly to revoke the executive decree which declared the state of exception, who will transmit the said request to the Assembly plenary so that, in a single debate and by an absolute majority (70 votes) of its members, reject the petition or revoke the executive decree.
In all cases, the President of the National Assembly orders the publication of the resolution in the official register.