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Monday, November 10, 2008

Ecuador Assembly in Transition

Ecuador Assembly in Transition

Quito, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The Constituent Assembly is meeting Friday to appoint the members of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and the Legislative Commission, to facilitate the Ecuadorian transition process with the new Political Constitution.

The session will be held after the failure of a first meeting, held Wednesday, in which there was no agreement to appoint the members from the CNE and the Dispute Court .

Fernando Cordero, president of the Constituent Assembly, met Thursday with the chiefs of blocs represented in the Assembly, but it is unknown whether there was any agreement.

It is expected today that each group present its proposals in the meeting, and that voting is held.

There was an agreement yesterday on the composition of those members of the Legislation and Supervision Committee, which will be comprised of 76 assembly members.

That Commission, in charge of the transition process in Ecuador , will have 46 representatives from the Country Alliance Movement, 10 from the Patriotic Society Party, four from the Institutional Renewal Party and three from the Christian Social Party. The Democratic Popular Movement will have two representatives, the Plurinacional Pachakutik Movement (three), Network for Democracy (two) and the Honesty, Now and One Movement will have one delegate.

Also including are Diego Borja, Rafael Estevez and Fernando Burdano.

As was discussed Thursday, the Commission will have nine specialized subcommittees with eight members each, to analyze and draw up bills to implement the current Constitution since October 20.

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