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Ecuador’s Constitution takes effect

Ecuador’s new constitution was confirmed last week and took effect yesterday. Following the leftward trend in Latin America, the document guarantees rights to clean water, pensions and health care, while also allowing President Rafael Correa to serve another term potentially. Elections will be held in February. Why is it that Correa was able to get

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Published on October 22, 2008
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Samak steps down

In the end, Thailand’s governing coalition decided not to renominate Prime Minister Samak after he was removed from office by the Constitutional Court. Samak has resigned from politics, and maneuvering begins to replace him. Details from the Bangkok Post are here.

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Published on September 14, 2008
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Thai Prime Minister out, crisis likely to continue

The Constitutional Court indeed did find that Thailand’s Prime Minister Samak had to step down–but his party announced they would re-nominate him for the very same post! Stay tuned for more details.

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Published on September 12, 2008
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Thailand’s constitutional crisis may be resolved by–a cooking show?

Since its adoption in late 2007, the new post-coup Thai constitution has been caught up in a series of disputes before the courts and indepedent electoral commission about the conduct of the governing party, which is associated with the deposed (now exiled) Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Demonstrations and counterdemonstrations continue on the streets of Bangkok.

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Published on September 8, 2008
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Major French Constitutional Reform

A major package of constitutional amendments backed by President Sarkozy passed by a single vote last week in the constitutional commission, a special joint session of deputies and senators. The bill sets a two-term limit for presidents, gives parliament a veto over some presidential appointments, and ends government control over parliament’s committee system. Public debate

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Published on July 29, 2008
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