Ecuador’s referendum is discussed, including allegations from the opposition of voter fraud:
No matter how many of the referendum’s measures are approved, Mr Correa’s bid to use it to strengthen his political position has come up short. Just one of the ten questions got over 50% support; given the numbers of blank or spoiled votes, the rest merely obtained a plurality. And although he remains broadly popular, his approval ratings have been in steady decline this year. If the populist president really wants to firm up his hold on power, he will need to campaign less and govern more effectively.