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“Brand-new” ballot papers appear during the recount process

Tuesday afternoon former vice presidential candidate Andres Paez submitted an investigation request before the Public Prosecutor´s office for the counting of votes performed by the National Electoral Council (CNE) at the Rumiñahui Coliseum in Quito. He described the process as a...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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The red figures of employment

The government of outgoing President Rafael Correa seeks to leave an image of positivism impregnated in the numbers that reflect the employment and the poverty situation in the first quarter of the year. Yesterday, three key men on his team disclosed details of the figures that...
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A new apartheid is orchestrated by the right

From now one neither Jaime Nebot nor Mauricio Rodas will be able to have dinner at one of the luxury restaurants they usually go because their salaries are paid by ‘the people´s money.’ At least that is what bullfighter Guillermo Albán would have said to a...
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Two fronts protest outside the Rumiñahui Coliseum

The General Rumiñahui Coliseum was surrounded by metal fences and a contingent of more than 200 police agents. Around 09:00, Alianza PAIS (AP) demonstrators began to arrive, remaining next to the gates of the parking lot of the Polytechnic School, while CREO-SUMA supporters...
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The vote recount ratified the electoral advantage for Lenin Moreno

The vote count culminated yesterday, Tuesday, April 18, at 21:30 pm, after 13 hours of intense work at the General Rumiñahui Coliseum, in the capital. The head of the National Electoral Council, Juan Pablo Pozo, was in charge of announcing the results, after a plenary session....
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The CREO party announces it will resort to the IACHR to denounce the ‘fraud’

An image that marked the beginning of the day. Chairs occupied by delegates of the Alianza PAIS Alliance ruling party and, just in front of them, the space allocated for the CREO-SUMA right-wing party, empty. With that scenario and almost an hour late, the recount of 3,865 vote...
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The office of the Public Prosecutor calls Guillermo Lasso and Alfonso Espinosa de los Monteros

The Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Pichincha called the presidential binomial of the CREO-SUMA alliance, Guillermo Lasso, and Andrés Páez, to render their free and voluntary version in the Cedatos investigation. The Prosecutor’s Office began the investigation based...
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Fernando Villavicencio seeks asylum in Peru

Fernando Villavicencio, activist, and communicator, requested political asylum to the Peruvian government on Tuesday. The Twitter account of the Plan V website was the first to pour the news and later it was confirmed by his wife, Verónica Saráuz. According to Sárauz,...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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A single party witnessed the counting of votes

With that scenario and almost an hour late, the recount of 3,865 vote tally sheets that were objected by the two fronts after the runoff, was held yesterday at the Rumiñahui Coliseum in Quito. But that was not the only novelty. Of 250 delegations the National Electoral Council...
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A legal action to curb a law that ‘hardens’ decree 16

Two social organizations filed a protection action so that the National Assembly inter alia “suspends the approval process” of the Code of Citizen Participation. Representatives of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie) and the Regional Foundation for...
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