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Ecuador

Government

Ecuador is governed under the constitution of 2008. The executive branch is headed by the president, who is elected for a four-year term; the president may serve two consecutive terms. The president is both the head of state and head of government.The legislature consists of the unicameral National Congress, whose 124 members are elected for four-year terms. Administratively, the country is divided into 22 provinces.

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