The agency is awaiting a final technical report to define whether migrants may have another opportunity to pay.
The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador will decide this Wednesday whether to repeat the anticipated presidential and legislative elections for Ecuadorians residing abroad, after the complaints from these citizens for the problems that arose last Sunday and that they were prevented from voting.
For these elections, which were called after President Guillermo Lasso dissolved the National Assembly last May, the telematic voting system for Ecuadorians outside their territory was launched for the first time.
According to the president of the organization, Diana Atamaint, the CNE would have suffered an attackTherefore, the authorities are waiting for a definitive technical report to later define if the migrants will be able to have the other opportunity to pay.
From the early hours of Sunday, migrants denounced that they had problems voting, despite the fact that the CNE had guaranteed them that they could do so after registering in the system.
The electoral roll of Ecuadorians abroad is 409,250 people. Of them, only 123,851 managed to register for the telematic vote, according to Indian the electoral body in their social networks, of which paid 51,623.
In addition to voting for president and vice president, voters abroad could elect their representatives to the National Assembly and participate in the popular consultation on oil exploitation in the Yasuni National Park.
When the complaints began on Sunday, Atamaint assured that the electoral body addressed the problems individually.
However, at the close of the polls, the head of the electoral body confirmed that the platform for telematic voting had suffered cyber attacks from abroad, “which affected the fluidity to access the vote.” However, she clarified that the consigned votes had not been violated.
Also, that same day, in a interview With Radio Centro, Atamaint left open the possibility of repeating the elections abroad, especially for Ecuadorians residing in Spain and Italy.
“If this vote has a high incidence and is definitive, we will have to make a decision, that possibility of repeating the elections,” he said.
The presidential candidate for the Citizen Revolution (RC), Luisa Gonzalez – who will face Daniel Noboa, of the Accion Democratica Nacional (ADN) alliance, in the second round – asked the CNE on Sunday night to review and repeat those votes in the outside.
Previously, former President Rafael Correa, leader of the RC, described the flaws in the telematic voting system as “fraud.”
“Wasn’t it the CNE’s responsibility to establish the necessary security? This, in addition to robbing our migrants of their right to vote, it is to harm us: tens of thousands of brothers were left without voting in Europe, where we usually win overwhelmingly. FRAUD! “He wrote on his X account.
For his part, the Minister of Government, Henry Cucalon, according to Primicias, suggested to the CNE to correct the failures in the telematic vote, in view of the ballot, scheduled for October 15.
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