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Lasso modifies state of emergency in Ecuador ahead of elections

Quito, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso modified on Friday the state of exception in force in Manabi, Los Rios and Duran territories so that those involved in the electoral process can move during the curfew.

On Wednesday, the head of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Diana Atamaint requested having no restrictions for its officials and observers in the extraordinary elections of coming August 20.

The exception for electoral staff will be complied with from 00:00 (local time) on August 6 until 24:00 on August 30. This measure will be in force for 60 days and includes traffic restrictions between 22:00 and 05:00 (local time).