History of the MPD in Ecuador

• On March 17, 1978 in the local Trade Union of Drivers of Pichincha, after 10 hours is installed FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION MPD.

• Delegates from 350 brigades in the provinces of Azuay, Carchi, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Canar, Esmeraldas, El Oro, Guayas, Imbabura, Los Rios, Loja, Manabi, Napo, Pichincha and Tungurahua.

• met all requirements established article 10 of the Political Parties Act, enacted by the military dictatorship, by Decree 2262, published in Official Gazette 535 of 28 February 1978.

• On May 5, 1978, the TSE denied the registration of our party, had argued that as the amount of 23,803 valid membership cards.

• On 21 September 1978, the TSE acknowledged that the MPD had 31,331 chips, corresponding to 1.5% of the total registered on the electoral roll at that time was of 2,088,874 people and decided to legalize the inscription also because it had directives in more than 10 provinces, two of which corresponded to the largest population.

• The first National Executive of the MPD was formed as follows: National Director, José Sánchez Proscopio Ancheta, First Deputy Director, Jorge Moreno Ordonez, Second Deputy Director, Ruben Solis, National Coordinator, Antonio Posso, Registrar, Gustavo Rodriguez, CFO, Mercedes Cadena ; Members: Christopher Tinajero (Cotopaxi), Mario Silva (Guayas), Jaime Hurtado (Guayas), Juan Andrade (Pichincha), Patricio Aldaz (Pichincha), Jorge Guzman (Pichincha), César Muñoz Llerena (Pichincha), Reinaldo Valarezo (Loja ), José Guaman (Canar), Santos Catagñe (Chimborazo), Jorge Ortiz (Tungurahua), Osvaldo Chelles (Carchi), Osvaldo Páez (Pichincha).

• In this Convention proclaimed the pair Presidential formed by Camilo Mena and Jaime Hurtado.

• Jaime Hurtado was elected Member of Parliament on 29 April 1979, accompanied him on the list co Leguisamo Mario César Alarcón, Vicente Ruilova, Hertme Monteros, Jose Guerrero, Francisco Pérez Sanz, Vicente Abril, Carlos Roldan, Marco Villarruel, Cañetaco José Luis Villacis.

• In the 26 years of participation in the elections of representative democracy, we have reached 29 national and provincial deputies, a provincial governor, 33 provincial councilors, 21 mayors and council presidents, 285 Councillors, 313 members of parish councils.

• Resolution Policy PCMLE Second National Congress, on the analysis of RETURN TO THE “DEMOCRACY AND IMPERIALISM alternative representations of the dominant classes, said:” As a concrete expression of these desires and willingness to fight for change, apart of our party – which is at the forefront of the struggle for that goal was a new transformer-democratic force, patriotic, anti-imperialist, the Democratic Popular Movement, which helps to channel the decision to fight and independent political organization of large sectors of the population, current policy that has the sympathy and the growing membership of the militant masses.

• The MPD collected as its own the Government Program of workers, peasants, teachers and students, which was presented to the people of Ecuador by organizations such as FTP, FEUE NATIONAL DE QUITO FEUE, FESE, UNE Pichincha.

• The initial slogan was PATRIOTIC BY A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL DIGNITY TO THE SERVICE of the majority. Today the slogan is the conquest of a popular government, patriotic, democratic and resolutely to implement its REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM AND FEEL THE BASES FOR THE CONQUEST OF SOCIALISM.

• The Hymn to the MPD letter was written by Rafael Larrea and the music was composed by Agustin Ramon Estevez and Solomon Milton Poveda.

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