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Ecuador tribunal votes to ax congressmen

The nation’s highest electoral court voted Wednesday to dismiss 57 congressmen for allegedly interfering with a referendum on whether to rewrite the constitution. But it was unclear if the tribunal has the constitutional authority to fire congressmen. The vote was the latest salvo in the clash over a constitutional assembly sought by new leftist President Rafael Correa, who wants to limit the power of a political class he blames for the impoverished nation’s problems. Full Story

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