Tuesday, September 30, 2008

News: Ecuador 1st Nation in World to Give Nature Rights Via Constitution

Source: Eco Worldly

Exit polls indicate that a majority of Ecuadorians have voted yes to a new constitution. The constitution is the first in the world’s history to grant nature legal rights, and also to allow individuals to sue on nature’s behalf in courts. It is a major victory for Ecuador’s President, Rafael Correa.

Ecuador’s El Comercio provides data from three separate exit polls which when averaged indicate that around 66.47% of voters said yes on the referendum to pass the new constitution (a strong enough majority to say that the Constitution has passed in this writer’s opinion).

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