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Monday, January 21, 2008

Left-Wing Movement Ratifies Support for Ecuadorean Govt

Quito, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of supporters of the MPD (Democratic Popular Movement) and university students marched in this capital to support the government of President Rafael Correa.

After the buses bringing the MPD delegates from other provinces arrived at El Arbolito park, in downtown Quito, demonstrators marched to the Carondelet Palace (Presidential Palace) to reaffirm their support for Correa.

We are here to march in support of the Citizens' Revolution that the head of State is promoting with his process of change and reform in the country and for the construction of socialism, said MPD leader Ciro Guzman.

He pointed out that they will march in Guayaquil to celebrate the first anniversary of the Correa government.

We will express our unconditional support for the president as long as he continues to rule in favor of the needy people, he stressed.

Thousands of university students, who announced their participation in the march in Guayaquil, took part in this demonstration in support of Correa.

Marcelo Rivera, leader of the Federation of University Students of Ecuador, said some 3,000 youths would travel to Guayaquil to commemorate the first anniversary of the Citizens' Revolution.

We support Correa and the majority of Ecuadoreans who are determined to fight for a new homeland and socialism, he noted.

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