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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Correa Says He Wants to Reorganize Ecuador Into Nine Regions

By Stephan Kueffner

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he wants to decentralize the government by reorganizing the country into nine regions.

Seven of the regions will have their own cabinet minister, while the metropolitan areas of Guayaquil and Quito won't, Correa said today in a speech on the first anniversary of the beginning of his four-year term. He said the move would help the country overcome regional inequalities.

During his election campaign, Correa championed a constitutional assembly as the cure for Ecuador's political instability and poverty. Voters elected 130 members to the assembly, which sent congress into recess in late November. Correa's Alianza Pais party won 80 of the seats.

Several opposition parties boycotted Correa's speech, saying the constitution called for the president to hold his speech before congress, not an assembly.


  1. I guess they Congress doesn't get there is no Congress anymore.

  2. Anonymous5:33 pm

    The opposition parties are following the traditional practice of elites threatened by popular social change: close your eyes, put your fingers in your ears, yell "nyah, nyah, nyah", and hope that Daddy Yanqui comes to help you out.

    Ecuador vive, carajo!