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Comments: Ecuadorian President uses undercover lawmakers to fight opposition

In an unprecedented move, President Rafael Correa ordered alternate lawmakers to the ones fired earlier this week, to attend to a Congress session under the cover of darkness. 21 alternate legislators were shuttled to the congressional building before dawn Tuesday as hundreds of national police stood watch, allowing the 100-seat legislature to begin a session with a quorum for the first time in two weeks.

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