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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


QUITO, Feb 3 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) – Ecuador’s National Assembly (Parliament) has passed the Citizen Involvement bill with 82 votes in favour from a total of 109 assembly members. It now will be sent to the executive for approval or objection.

The law guarantees citizens’ involvement and right to take decisions to an autonomous collective organisation and practices public management in government.

The bill establishes the vacant seat procedure to take decisions, in which citizen’s representatives will have a say.

It will guarantee municipalities, towns and indigenous communities the right to previous consultation in a reasonable term.

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