The appointment of journalist Christian Zurita, collaborator of the murdered Fernando Villavicencio, reverses the Construye motion’s resolution to raise Andrea Gonzalez, operating mate of the deceased candidate, as a result of the nation’s legislation prevents renouncing an already accepted candidacy.
The political social gathering of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, shot useless at a marketing campaign rally in the course of the week, he introduced Christian Zurita as his new candidate within the presidential election on Sunday, reversing a earlier resolution.
The Construye motion had designated Andrea Gonzalez, Villavicencio’s operating mate, on Saturday to be his substitute, however the nation’s legislation prevents renouncing a candidacy already accepted by the electoral authority.
“We’re going to attempt to emulate his capability and we’re going to attempt to emulate his identify,” Zurita, carrying a bulletproof vest, mentioned on the press convention the place Gonzalez introduced his candidacy.
“Fernando verbatim assured that we’re not going to sit down down to barter with any mafia (…) We aren’t going to do it,” he mentioned. “Vengeance in opposition to the mafias on this nation shall be to vote for Fernando Villavicencio.”
Zurita can be a journalist who collaborated with Villavicencio in his investigations.
The Nationwide Electoral Council (CNE) should qualify Zurita’s candidacy. Gonzalez will stay a vice-presidential candidate.
A former congressman and journalist with a historical past of exposing corruption, Villavicencio was shot useless on Wednesday simply as he was getting right into a parked automobile after leaving a marketing campaign occasion in northern Quito.
Villavicencio’s demise happens at a time of a wave of violence and crime within the South American nation, which plans to carry presidential elections on August 20.