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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ecuador Rightwing Deputies Sow Chaos

Quito, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador s President Rafael Correa publicly accused 57 deputies, dismissed by the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) of sowing chaos in the country in an attempt to recover their congressional seats on Tuesday.

They will be held responsible for any violent act or incident during today s demonstrations in support of a referendum calling for a Constituent Assembly, Correa told press.

He warned that the legislators, taking advantage of the poverty of the people, have hired people in several provinces to sow violence in Quito.

"Those who support the Constituent Assembly are peaceful people, and we will take care of public order. However, these people [the dismissed deputies] want to generate chaos because they know they are already out," Correa said.

The Ecuadorean president called on "the proud, sovereign, honorable youth not to succumb to these provocations. Let us march, demonstrate absolutely peacefully, saying NO to violence," he added..

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