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Ecuador’s Parliament calls to talks in view of national strike

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Ecuador’s Parliament calls to talks in view of national strike

Quito, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador's Parliament on Tuesday convened to talk with several institutions to assess mechanisms to solve the situation the country is going through, amid a national strike.
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The call for the meeting was part of a resolution adopted by the majority of the National Assembly’s plenary session during a debate related to the states of emergency decreed by the Government in the last three days.

Representatives of the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference, the United Nations System, the International Committee of the Red Cross, public and private universities in Ecuador, representatives of the chambers of commerce and production and other entities have been convened to talks.

The legislature met on Monday to assess Executive Decree 455, issued on June 17, which established a state of emergency in three provinces: Pichincha, Imbabura and Cotopaxi, due to the serious social commotion in the face of the protests led by several organizations against the high cost of living and insecurity.

According to reports, the analysis could lead to revoke the bylaw, but shortly before the session, the president decided to repeal the regulation by means of a new state of emergency decree in which he joined three other districts: Tungurahua, Chimborazo and Pastaza.

The national strike was convened by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador since Monday, June 13, and was joined by peasant, worker, student and women groups.

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