Ecuador’s president backs indefinite re-elections, coy about his plans

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Ecuador's President Correa addresses the nation at the National Assembly in QuitoEcuador’s President Rafael Correa on Saturday backed a constitutional change to allow politicians to run indefinitely, potentially paving the way for the leftist himself to seek the top job again in 2017. “Let the Ecuadorean people decide with full freedom the continuity or change of leaders,” Correa told Congress on Saturday. “We have to keep adjusting our institutions to (Ecuador’s) new reality and not revert to the domination of elites.” The measure is poised to easily be approved in Congress, where Correa’s Alianza Pais party has a majority.

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