The National Office of electoral processes (Onpe) proposes that those attending the proselytizing events held by political parties to raise funds, such as raffles, dinners, cocktails and others, be duly identified as a measure of transparency, said Margarita Díaz, director of supervision of funds that support the organization.
In statements to the Andean Agency, Díaz said that this public proposal, not yet formalized, is proposed within the framework of the political reform, because it seeks that each of the attendees, being identified with name and identity document, have a certain route, and their contributions can be subjected to analysis if necessary.
Currently, he commented, the norm does not require to identify all attendees to the proselytizing events for this purpose.
“If a political organization has the aspiration of the popular vote, the right thing is that it has the aspiration and vocation of transparency, of opening its accounts so that the population knows how its resources are agency, how they enter and how it spends, the public and the private.
In this regard, he said that the forms of supervision and control should be looked at differently, because they benefit the political parties, to strengthen the electoral system, as well as citizen surveillance, through the onpe modules for the publicity of this information.
Díaz said he disagreed with those who believe that identifying the attendees of the proselytizing events makes it difficult to collect funds, since the surveillance tools are for Democratic strengthening.
the institutions that aspire to be government, whether local or national, must go in the same line of transparency, the clarity of saying ‘those are my allies, those are the people who help me, those are the contributions I have received, both from my campaigns and from my donors’,” he said.
He recalled that public life is very important, since it governs the destinies of the country, and the more information it has will be better.
Secrecy does not support political organization, on the contrary, the more diaphanous the more likely it will be to have the consent of the people who wish to make a vote knowing who their candidates are and who their ideological allies are.