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Ecuador president threatens to resign

New leftist President Rafael Correa said Saturday he will resign if his supporters do not win control of an assembly to rewrite Ecuador’s constitution. Congress voted Tuesday to hold an April 15 national referendum on whether to create the assembly. Most opposition lawmakers abandoned the session before the vote in protest, calling the measure unconstitutional. Correa, who took office Jan. 15, said in a nationally broadcast radio speech that if opposition candidates win control of the assembly, “I simply have to go home.” Full Story

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