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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ecuador Transition Faces Tough Times

Quito, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian transition process, initiated with the approval of a new Constitution, confronts today a political impasse because of constitutional holes unable to be filled by governments structures.

The country remains without a National Court of Justice (CNJ) and the designation of the seven members of the new Citizen Participation Council has been stopped.

Both cases were sent to the Constitutional Court where the proper mechanisms will be put into place in order to advance in the formation of these two institutions.

At this moment, the members of the Legislative Commission can't find a way out that will allow to make up the new CNJ, after the refusal of former judges to assume responsibility of the new justice department.

The president of the Constitutional Court, Patricio Pazmino, discarded this Monday that Ecuador faces an institutional crisis, but said that the transition process is going through a hard situation.

Some television news anchors talk about an institutional crisis, lack of political will, power emptiness, but reality confirms that the transition is facing a tough time to work on laws to implement the new Constitution.

Such a situation could generate inconveniences for the general elections, due to be celebrated next November 23rd.

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