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The CNE finished the scrutiny and will report results to political organizations

The National Electoral Council (CNE) will meet today to reinstall the national ballot-hearing and totalize the results of the balloting. Sunday, the electoral authority received the preliminary results minutes from provincial and foreign polling boards. The Foreign Special Board...
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The Director of the Citizen Participation Corporation receives death threats

The threats specified that she would be “dragged” and her family tucked into black bags. The night of April 2, Ruth Hidalgo, director of the Citizen Participation Corporation, received was threatened after announcing the results of the fast count that organization did...
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The political opposition of the country sues the president of the CNE

The CREO party and the Patriotic Society Party (SP) filed two lawsuits against the chairperson of the National Electoral Council Juan Pablo Pozo. The first one was submitted by the vice-presidential candidate for CREO, Andrés Páez. Yesterday, he appeared at the Contentious...
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Taxis paralyzed their activities until 11:00 in Quito

Carlos Brunis, president of the CTTP and former Legislator candidate representing the Creo movement, warned that members of more than 316 cooperatives in the city would join the de facto measure to demand the city hall tighter controls on illegal taxis. The leader said that the...
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Winter has been more destructive even without the presence of El Niño

The heavy rains that hit the country leave, so far, new disasters: flooded cities (Santa Ana, Portoviejo, Milagro, Machala), more than two thousand people evacuated, destroyed roads, school classrooms converted into bedrooms. The situation leads authorities to declare the...
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Lost trust in a decade

The credibility of the National Electoral Council (CNE) worn out and eroded, even more, after the April 2 elections. The distrust was capitalized on the streets. Last Friday, councilor Marcela Paredes confirmed what for some years social and political actors comment: the...
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Opponents protested on the via a la Costa highway

A group of opponents marched the yesterday afternoon en route to the via a la Coast highway, near the Puerto Azul gated community. The protest was peaceful and did not feature the presence of political leaders. The traffic soon paralyzed. And cars occupied several kilometers for...
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Correa accuses CEDATOS, Ecuavisa and the Citizen Participation Corporation of a plot

  President Rafael Correa accused CEDATOS, the Citizen Participation Corporation and the Ecuavisa network of forming part of “a conspiracy to not accept the election results,” he said during his weekly address on April 8, broadcast from Palenque, in Los Rios province....
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The Indigenous people join the protests

On Saturday night they arrived in Quito to support the protesters who remain outside the National Council (CNE) since April 2nd. They are tired; not everyone has mattresses to lie down. Some came with their children, others only with their wives. They ask for the recount of votes...
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Angel Polibio Córdova: ‘Every time I move, the police is behind me’

Ángel Polibio Córdova, director of Cedatos, says he has received threats and that he is being harassed and persecuted by the police. Cedatos will file a lawsuit as soon as possible, “because we are actually victims of harassment,” Cordova stated. Regarding the...
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