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BBC News – Ecuador President Rafael Correa ‘wins referendum’

Date: May 9, 2011

Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s referendum appears to have been successful. Critics have cited several of the ballot questions as evidence that President Correa is attempting to increase his own power, including the regulation of media through a government oversight panel and increasing executive influence over the judicial branch:

Results so far in Ecuador’s referendum suggest most of the reforms proposed by President Rafael Correa are on course to be approved.

But the margin of the Yes victory appears to be much slimmer than expected.

And two of the key questions, relating to judicial and media reform, appear to be technically tied with just under 40% of votes counted.

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