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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ecuador Tests Assembly Feasibility

Quito, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Amid great skepticism, the Ecuadorian Congress decides Tuesday if a plebiscite on a Constituent Assembly is viable.

Legislators are expected to analyze three reports on the referendum, two of them advocate for its execution, but with modifications to its statutes.

The third document rejects Head of State Rafael Correa's request to send the Congress a reform proposal for the Constitution to create the Constituent Assembly.

Rightwing parties, Renewal Party of National Action, and Christian Social and Democratic Parties, support this request, which make the process unfeasible.

That group talked with the government and although Correa denies any accord with those political parties and the Patriotic Society Party bloc, leftwing groups are suspicious.

Faced with this situation, the Pachakutik indigenous movement's parliamentary group announced it will vote against the referendum.

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