The Ambassador appointed in Spain, Pascual del Cioppo, has submitted his resignation after the scandal he has aroused with his statements in the last two weeks, in which he spoke of an alleged financing of the Andean country to the Spanish Party we can.
In an official statement, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry needs that "today, Tuesday, the Government of the Republic of Ecuador has received the formal excuse of the Pascual Lord of CIOPPO to exercise the position of Ecuador Ambassador in Spain."
High sources in Quito confirmed that the resignation has occurred after a series of meetings, this afternoon, at the Palace of Carondelet, and after an information on Monday disseminated in Spain that President Guillermo Lasso had prescribed him allegedly silence the subject of some supposed contracts between the Embassy and the Kinema Cooperative.
According to one of the sources, "it was impossible" that the case "was not in that direction", given the conjuncture that had been created with the successive declarations of the diplomat, a businessman of the wood of Balsa de Guayaquil who led the Social Cristian Party during Two decades.
Of the CIOPPO had been designated for those who, in Ecuadorian diplomacy, it is perhaps the most important position of its foreign service, by the extensive migrant community of more than 400,000 people, and where the President of the Republic usually positions one of his Men of more confidence, said one of the sources.
It was the ambassador himself who announced those contracts in mid-August in a couple of media of his country which gave rise to petitions in Spain, by Vox, and in Ecuador, by a socialman assemblyman, to decline the contracts.
Last minute, Lasso broke his silence around the controversy and denied that he gave "instructions" to "hide" the alleged agreement with that cooperative linked to United we can, one of the matches of the Government Coalition in Spain.
"The President has not issued any instruction regarding the contracts concluded by previous administrations and that are related to legal advice on evictions to Ecuadorians residing in Spain, and less has already been ordered to hide payments to Kinema," said the secretariat of Communication in a note.
Information on the true scope of the alleged contracts have oscillated between 394,000 euros, according to Okdiario, and 1.2 million dollars according to media in Ecuador.
Nor is it clear which has been the duration of them, because although it was spoken of 2013 and 2014, in its initial statements of the CIOPPO, it was still valid, although these last days have become a large part of their affirmations.Updated Date: 03 September 2021, 11:25