The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) and 80 other civil society groups expressed their support for the impeachment of President Guillermo Lasso.
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At the end of an assembly to analyze the political situation that Ecuador is going through, the leader of the Conaie, Leonidas Iza, ratified this Friday the unity of all social sectors, not only indigenous and peasants.
They are organizations from the countryside and the city, unions and social organizations that demand that President Lasso step aside and resign, otherwise, they will demand that the Constitutional Court give way to the impeachment process against the president.
More than 80 organizations gathered in the Assembly of the Plurinational People’s Power resolve: to demand the immediate departure of @LassoGuillermo and his cabinet, support the impeachment trial for his dismissal for his ties to the mafias and corruption in public companies ���� pic.twitter.com/3EhBTzLeSb
— CONAIE (@CONAIE_Ecuador)
March 17, 2023
The Telesur correspondent in Ecuador, Orlando Pérez, pointed out that the presence of the indigenous movement gives more strength to the approach made by more than 58 assembly members with the signing of the petition for the prosecution of President Lasso for breach of the Constitution.
The journalist commented that the insertion of the indigenous and peasant movement also points to the fact that the day the Constitutional Court addresses the admissibility of impeachment, they will be present outside the headquarters to demand compliance with the Constitution.
Additionally, the Conaie and the peasant organizations present rejected the criminalization of indigenous leaders and demanded the release of young political prisoners.
From the Conaie they called for a march on March 28 that will arrive at the headquarters of the National Assembly to deliver a project proposal for the Water and Water Resources Law.