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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ecuador House Debates Election Bill

Quito, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador's Legislation Commission is discussing an Organic Electoral bill aimed at democratizing the election process in the country.

The proposal establishes an electoral system based on the principles of proportionality, equality of vote, equity, parity and alternation between women and men.

Presented by the National Electoral Council (CNE), the projected legislation suggests voting by open ballot, which would allow the voter to choose his/her preferences without being limited to the list of party or political movements.

The bill also defines mechanisms of political co-responsibility between the Executive and Legislative functions, and ends with politicization of justice, courts, and supervision organisms, thus guaranteeing independence of justice, according to a legislative source.

The legislation encourages people's partaking in affairs of public interest, and democratizes the electoral system to restore the people's general will.

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