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Ecuadoreans vote to scrap unlimited presidential terms

Ecuadoreans have voted to scrap unlimited presidential terms, a move which would stop ex-leader Rafael Correa from returning to power. A quick count suggested that 64 percent of the voters supported a constitutional change, which will prevent presidents from holding office for more than two terms. The question was one of the seven questions put before voters in a referendum. The referendum was called by current President Lenin Moreno, who was once Mr Correa's deputy, but is now his staunch opponent. The questions also include a proposal to bar officials convicted of corruption from entering politics.

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