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Monday, September 10, 2007

Ecuador House Asks for OAS Aid

Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Despite growing popular rejection, the Ecuadorian Parliament keeps trying to survive, and has asked the Organization of American States to help prevent its dissolution once the Constituent Assembly is established.

According to congressional sources, Parliament President Jorge Cevallos sent a letter to OAS on August 22, requesting an audience to complain about the demanded dissolution of the legislative body by several sectors and political groups.

Cevallos urged OAS General Secretary Jose Miguel Insulza to meet with a legislative mission to listen to its arguments.

The petition was made after Insulza visited Quito in July, when he supported holding a Constituent Assembly to draw up a new Constitution beginning on October 30.

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has reiterated that if his Alianza Pais movement wins most of the Assembly seats, it will ask for Congress" disintegration, for it fails to represent the interests of the Ecuadorian majority.

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