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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ecuador´s Ruling Party Picks Candidates

Quito, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador´s ruling party Alianza Pais on Sunday is holding primary elections to choose candidates for April, 2009 general elections.

There is no precedent in Ecuador history for such a process, so there might be some mistakes, President Rafael Correa warned on Saturday, after asking his followers to be cautious and patient.

"Let’s vote and elect the best candidates for the April 26th Elections", the Ecuadoran leader expressed.

Correa is one of the candidates for Presidency for the Alianza Pais party.

Let’s all vote, AP party followers or not", he stressed after recalling that those elected in the primary elections will be elegible for public posts like mayors, governors and even the presidency.

About 1.8 million Ecuadorans are expected to vote in April general elections.

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