Ecuadorians Collect 1.2 Million Signatures for Correa’s Reelection

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With 1'248.000 firms seek reelection Ecuadorian Rafael Correa ( Ecuavive )
The¬†1’248.000 signatures¬†seek the reelection of¬†Rafael Correa ( Ecuavive )

Espa√ĪolEcuador¬†managed to collect¬†over¬†1.2 million signatures supporting the¬†proposal for a¬†referendum that would allow President Rafael Correa to run again in 2017.

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After 45 days of collecting signatures, the movement gave the National Electoral Council (CNE) the results in northern Quito. It reportedly exceeded the minimum percentage required for a referendum, which is eight percent, by about 930,000 signatures.

CNE Secretary Fausto Holguin and his staff must make an official count of the signatures within 48 hours.

Spokeswomen for the pro-referendum group Pamela Aguirre and Stephania Baldeón have said confirming the signatures will bring the country one step closer to eliminating the limited-term rule.

The coordinator of the counting process for the CNE Milton Paredes said the review “will determine if the number of valid signatures reaches the 929,062 required, i.e. 8 percent of the people listed in the electoral register.”

Source: EFE

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