Ecuador: Opposition request OAS to freeze efforts of govt. to change constitution

Posted on May 7, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics reported – Unsatisfied with a decision from the country’s high court, politicians are asking the IACHR to freeze the ongoing process to amend the constitution. Politicians opposed to the government of Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa visited the offices of the Organization of American States (OAS) Tuesday to request that they freeze efforts by the National Assembly to make changes to the constitution, calling for the U.S.-dominated body to interfere in the democratic process of the country. The Ecuadorean National Assembly is currently in the midst of informing the public about 17 proposed changes to the 2008 constitution. The Constitutional Court of Ecuador, the highest judicial body in the country with respect to matters involving the constitution, affirmed last year that the National Assembly may make changes to the constitution without the need for a referendum. Read Article

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