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Friday, September 21, 2007

Ecuador Congress Ready for New Legislations

Quito, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Congress President Jorge Cevallos backed on Thursday the possibility for that institution to work until a new Constitution is approved in 2008.

With validity of the new Constitution, issued by the Constituent Assembly and approved in a referendum, the parliamentarian elections will be held in advance, and the deputies will begin their work in January, 2009, Cevallos said.

This would be a solution to the current situation, the parliamentarian leader said, faced with demands by movements and political and government parties of dissolving that institution, once the Constituent Assembly is established on October 31.

Cevallos told foreign press he is willing to hold talks and even agree that the Parliament would not analyze constitutional reforms in the six-month working period of the Constituent Assembly.

The parliamentarian leader said that faced with the demands of dissolving the Congress, he has held national and international meetings, including that with the Organization of American States to avoid that purpose.

Finally, he opposed the Supreme Court of Justice request of starting a trial against the head of State, and also that the president puts his post at the Constituent Assembly's disposal.

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