Ecuador: Lasso anticipates referendum decision

Under Ecuadorian law, constitutional amendments can be made through referendums, but on the condition that they do not lead to a change in the structure of the state.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Guillermo Lasso said Tuesday that formal procedures will begin in late April to promote a referendum aimed at reforms to Ecuador's constitution.

In an interview broadcast from the Carondelet Palace - the seat of government - the president stressed that the changes would aim to strengthen the political system and governance.

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He added that Ecuadorians will be consulted on a proposed law on investment and job creation that was recently rejected by the legislature.

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