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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ecuador to Hand in Constitution Text

Quito, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian TSE (Supreme Electoral Court) will hand in around one million copies of the new constitution, to be submitted for a referendum on August 15, a source of that body reported.

An information campaign will be broadcast on national radio, television and press on August 15, and the Ecuadorian consulates around the world will be registering, until August 12, national citizens who voluntarily want to vote, according to TSE Vicepresident Rene Mauge.

The new Constitution, approved in the Constituent Assembly, has 444 articles and more than 20 provisional regulations, and received 94 votes in favor of the 126 assembly members.

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