The Constitutional Court (CC) of Ecuador endorsed this Thursday the dissolution of the Congress and subsequent call for early elections due to the political crisis that the Government of William Lasso.
The judicial body itself confirmed it through its official Twitter account: “The Constitutional Court of Ecuador rejects the unconstitutionality claims filed against Executive Decree No.741″.
This way, The maneuver that Lasso described as “cross death” is considered legal: a measure stipulated in article 148 of the 2008 constitution, which consists of the renewal of all institutions, both the presidency and Parliament.
Strictly speaking, the Court rejected six claims for similar terms, two of them presented by the Social Christian Party (PSC) and the Democratic Left (ID). The text details an analysis of the demands in the admission courts, where the magistrates decided “unanimously” to reject them.
In the six issued orders, the Constitutional Court says that does not have the competence to rule on the verification and motivation of the cause of serious political crisis and internal commotion invoked Lasso.
The early call for elections and the dissolution of parliament occur as a result of a complaint against the president in the context of a political trial. Lasso decided to continue with a contract signed before he assumed the presidency, even with reports that showed damage to the State. The trade agreement for the transportation of crude oil with the international group Amazonas Tanker it left losses of more than US$6 million.
What is cross death
The “cross death” is contemplated as an emergency measure that consists of the early termination of the period of office of the holders of the executive and legislative powers.
This is how the Head of State has the power to dissolve the Assembly in case of “serious political crisis” and “internal commotion” in Ecuador, with a subsequent call for elections.
Although the tool generates controversy in the Ecuadorian political environment and a sector considers that it is a hyper-presidential measure that could aggravate the crisis, he The President has the power to carry it out in pursuit of governance from the country.