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Is Ecuador's Social Participation an Illusion?

LADB Article ID: 78897
Category/Department: Ecuador
Date: 2013-02-15
By: Luis Ángel Saavedra

The Ecuadoran Constitution approved in 2008 is described as a guarantor or protective constitution because it incorporates various legal innovations to protect rights and social participation in political debate and public administration. Five years later, not all innovations seem to have met the objectives for which they were created, such as the two branches of government added to the traditional executive, legislative, and judicial branches that make up the general structure of the state.

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