CNE will invite international delegates to monitor Ecuador's general elections

The National Electoral Council (CNE) approved a plan to monitor the 2017 general elections, where international and national delegates will participate (El Telegrafo, 22 November 2016). The CNE confirmed international delegates from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), the Organization of American States (OEA), and the Inter-American Union of Electoral Bodies (UNIORE) will be present at the general elections held on 19 February 2017, which includes the Presidential Election (El Tiempo). CNE President Juan Pablo Pozo stated the decision to invite international organizations was to clear up any speculations regarding the legitimacy of this election, and to prove the elections will be won with nothing but the popular vote (El Comercio).