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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Correa: Ecuador Change Possible Correa: Ecuador Change Possible

Quito, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has the historic opportunity to change, because there is a national project underway that obtained large support at the polls, President Rafael Correa affirmed.

The proposed reform had nearly 70 percent of votes in 21 provinces, and a Constituent Assembly of full powers is being coordinated, according to the presidential website.

After the conference by 2001 Nobel Economy Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz at the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO) , the president questioned the theory on the disappearance of ideologies.

He rejected statements that we are living the end of history, and coming of a new era.

ó Conservative sectors tried to make us believe we were living in the best of worlds, and that we had to abandon any attempt for change, ó Correa pointed out.

After defending the need for socio-economic reform, the president warned the transformation must take place now, ó to democratize our lives, and organize society in a different way. ó

In that connection, the Ecuadorian leader highlighted planning is essential, and referred to the development plan designed by his government until 2020.

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