Ecuador: The people voted ‘Yes’ to the reform of the Constitution and the Judiciary system
May 8, 2011
The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa put to a referendum the third plebiscite in just over four years in office and reinforces himself in power.
The referendum consisted of 10 topics, from the great judicial reform to the banning of the bulls and gambling.
The Head of State said that “the final percentage of support for the referendum on the reform of the judiciary and various articles of the Constitution was 62% of the voters”.
The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador reported that “after a quick count, the ‘Yes’ won the referendum held on Saturday about the reform of the judiciary and various articles of the Constitution”.
Correa, hours before the result indicated that “the final percentage of support for the ‘Yes’ was 62%”.
But as reported by the Ecuadorian daily ‘The Universe’, “The quick count CNE shows a tight victory”.
According to the President Correa “We won by over 20 points. The people of Ecuador beat ,truth has triumphed”.
Foreign Minister of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, said “about the adoption of the referendum, according to preliminary counting of polls, we have information indicating that the president won almost in every county. We are very happy”.