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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ecuador May Call Ad Hoc Referendum

Quito, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Vice President Lenin Moreno asserted on Wednesday that the government could create an "ad hoc" tribunal to call for a referendum if the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) refuses to do it.

The Executive's plan B is to form an ad hoc entity, which would be in charge of calling for the referendum to ask the people to establish a National Constituent Assembly, Moreno explained.

He said this is the choice of President Rafael Correa, as head of State, and he is constitutionally able to do it and would enable the Ecuadorian people to vote on March 18, as planned.

The vice president said Correa is waiting for the TSE decision, the members of which agreed to send the referendum proposal to Congress.

He announced that the impromptu tribunal could be created by the end of the present month, the deadline for the TSE to decide.

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