icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Demonstrators ask to rewrite constitution in Ecuador

Demonstrators ask to rewrite constitution in Ecuador
In Ecuador, supporters of the leftist President Rafael Correa have stormed the Congress building. The demonstrators have been demanding a referendum on rewriting the country's constitution.

It comes after Correa's statement that some measures were necessary to limit the power of Ecuador's traditional parties, which he blames for the country's problems.

The initiative, however, was stalled when the electoral court sent it to Congress, where the new President has few supporters.

Now the protestors are ready to back the president's request and put force behind his words.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.