Tens of thousands march in Ecuador

Posted on May 2, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics

Quito (AFP) – Tens of thousands of Ecuadorans, including President Rafael Correa, his supporters and anti-government protesters turned out Friday for May Day rallies across a handful of cities.

Correa, a leftist and economist by training who has been in power since 2007, walked arm-in-arm with ministers, assembly members and other officials to Quito’s central Plaza Santo Domingo, as a crowd waving flags and chanting slogans followed.

The president touted recent labor reforms, such as an increase in the minimum wage, while warning followers that opponents planned to wear down the government ahead of the 2017 presidential elections. Read Article

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