Ecuador President Voted Out

Yep, he’s gone… third president since 1997 to be ousted from the office.

Gutierrez is voted out of office today…

Lawmakers in Ecuador voted Wednesday to remove embattled President Lucio Gutierrez from office after a week of escalating street protests demanding his ouster, and they swore in Vice President Alfredo Palacio to replace him.

An unidentified army official in combat gear said on television that Gutierrez and his wife, Congresswoman Ximena Bohorquez, had left the presidential palace.

Publius Pundit has more on the story including comments from those in the area.

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