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Ecuador president refuses resignation in face of protests, impeachment threats

[JURIST] Ecuador President Lucio Gutierrez [Wikipedia profile] says he is not even considering resigning, despite massive civil unrest and threats of impeachment aimed at his administration. Gutierrez has faced increasing civilian protests against his government, especially since his announcement of a state of emergency [JURIST report] Friday and his firing of the Ecuador Supreme Court [official website in Spanish]. Gutierrez said Tuesday he had no fear of a renewed attempt at impeachment [JURIST report]. He said he planned to finish his elected term, scheduled to end in January, 2007. AP has more.

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