Quito, Jan 13 (EFE) .- The National Electoral Council (CNE) discovered this Wednesday an error in the electoral ballots for the February 7 elections, so it is now studying the possibilities of correction.
The printing error occurred in the presidential candidacy of Pedro José Freile, of the Amigo movement, to whom the MEJOR EC logo has been attributed, a political designation that he never used.
The error was discovered during a visit by members of the CNE – President Diana Atamaint, Vice President Enrique Pita, and Councilors José Cabrera and Esthela Acero – to the facilities of the Instituto Geográfico Militar (IGM), in charge of printing and the entire electoral documentation.
And the affected person himself has reported it through social networks and demanded explanations about how the problem will be solved.
So far, more than six million ballots of the presidential candidacies have been printed, although it has not been specified if the error appears in all of them.
According to a CNE statement, 47.64% of the ballots for the presidential binomial have already been printed, while those for national assembly members reached 34.30%.
With regard to provincial assembly members, the advance is 90.69% and for assembly members from abroad, the impression has already reached 100%.
At the moment, it is unknown if the Institute will reprint all the affected ballots, but the problem is being studied by the CNE.
A little more than 13 million Ecuadorians will go to the polls on February 7 to elect their president and vice president, 137 members of the Assembly and five representatives of the Andean Parliament.
That day, the Ecuadorian citizens must register their vote on four ballots: one in purple for the presidential binomial; one in light blue for national assembly members; a gray one for the Andean parliamentarians; and a yellow one for provincial assembly members or red one for assembly members abroad, depending on the electoral district.
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