QUITO (Sputnik) – The authorities of the Electoral Function of Ecuador modified the date for the presidential and legislative elections of 2021 and set it for February 7.
“After a detailed analysis, the technical teams of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and the Contentious Electoral Tribunal, recommended as the date for the first electoral round of the general elections next year the Sunday, February 7 and keep the second electoral round on April 11“the CNE said in a press release.
In recent days, the president of the CNE, Diana Atamaint, announced that the general elections would take place on February 28.
The new date was given after a working meeting between the Judges and Counselors of both bodies that make up the Electoral Function.
The date, like the electoral budget, must be approved by the full CNE and will come into effect once it is published in the Official Registry.
According to the new schedule, the call for elections will be held on September 17 and the next day the registration of applications will begin.