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Government, Executive

direct popular vote, extraordinary powers, governors, commander, armed forces

The constitution of Ecuador vests executive power in a president elected by direct popular vote for a four-year term. The president, who cannot serve two successive terms, is assisted by a cabinet and appoints the governors of the provinces. The chief executive is commander in chief of the armed forces and holds extraordinary powers in time of national emergency.



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direct popular vote, extraordinary powers, governors, commander, armed forces, provinces, cabinet, president, chief executive

 
 

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