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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Ecuador Congress Resumes Sessions

Quito, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of Ecuador resumed its ordinary sessions after 13-day suspension due to maneuvering of 57 ex members dismissed.

After confirming attendance of 55 legislators, including 22 substitutes, Chairman Jorge Cevallos ordered to resume work.

Cevallos called his colleagues to work in favor of the country and admitted to a crisis as Congress stopped work since March 7 with the 57 dismissals.

The Supreme Election Court dismissed the group (conservatives) due to attempts to block the process started March 1 convening a poll for April 15.

The sessions were convened under tight security and some 1,000 Ecuadorians that rally outside Congress in support of the government and the substitute legislators.

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