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Dow Jones – Ecuador’s Correa Wins Referendum, But Challenges Remain

Date: May 20, 2011

Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s ballot initiative campaign, which many criticized as an effort to centralize power over the judiciary and control the media, has been successful:

Ecuador’s Electoral Council, or CNE, said Thursday that with 100% of ballots from the May 7 balloting counted, the “yes” vote gathered between 44.96% and 50.46%, while the “no” vote accounted for 39.25% to 42.56% for nine questions with national jurisdiction.

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