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Friday, September 14, 2007

Heated Campaign for Ecuador Assembly

Quito, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian parties and political movements are intensifying their campaign throughout the country with only 18 days before elections for the Constituent Assembly.

Beginning early in the morning and ending late at night, candidates from PD (Democratic Polo) and other parties increased their tours and meetings with associations and sectors of the population to attract voters for September 30.

PD (Democratic Polo), ID (Democratic Left) and right-wing parties also run campaigns in neighborhoods and markets.

The right-wing groups, originally opposed to the Constituent Assembly, accuse the Executive and especially President Rafael Correa of participating in the campaign for the governing Alianza Pais.

This generated a conflict between the Pichincha Provincial Electoral Court and the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), over Correa's image used in Alianza Pais materials, for which the provincial court sought a sanction on the president..

TSE rejected the request with TSE President Jorge Acosta declaring this is not within the purview of the provincial courts.

Until now, the president has not infringed upon any legislation, he stressed.

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