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Friday, June 29, 2007

Ecuador Executive, Parliament at Odds

Quito, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Disputes between Ecuador s executive and legislative powers intensified on Tuesday, after President Rafael Correa accused Congress of quashing several government projects beneficial for the country.

Among the main proposals, partially or completely disapproved by the legislative body, are legislation for financial control and for increased actions against oil smuggling.

Although the projected regulations aimed at improving the condition of the people, they did not obtain the necessary congressional votes, thus casting doubt upon the already questionable legitimacy of that body.

Last weekend President Rafael Correa accused legislators of only favoring their private economic interests and called for the dissolution of Congress once the Constituent Assembly is established.

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