Ecuador President Rafael Correa begins reelection campaign
The leader, who is seeking a third term, is a strong front-runner despite scandals and ties to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. QUITO, Ecuador — Glad-handing in Quito's central market, President Rafael Correa on Friday launched his campaign for a third term with polls showing him a solid favorite despite nagging scandals and his decision to offer asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Julian Assange Runs For Office In Australia
mpawlo writes "Mr Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame, has, according to The Age, confirmed his intention to run for the Australian Senate in 2013. He will also form a Wikileaks political party. From the article: 'Mr Assange said plans to register an Australian WikiLeaks party were ''significantly advanced''. He indicated he would be a Senate candidate, and added that "a number of very worthy people admired by the Australian public" have indicated their availability to stand for election on a party ticket. Mr Assange said he is able to fulfill the requirements to register as an overseas elector in either New South Wales or Victoria and that he will shortly take a "strategic decision" about which state he would be a Senate candidate for.'"
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World personalities pledge support to Ecuador asylum for Assange
Intellectuals, musicians and world personalities have make public their support of the decision by Ecuador to grant asylum to Julian Assange and to the protection of Ecuador's diplomatic premises in London.
Assange: Hundreds demonstrate support of asylum in Quito
Hundreds of people turned out in Quito, Ecuador yesterday to demonstrate their support of the country's decision to grant asylum to Julian Assange. UNASUR met on Sunday to discuss threats to Ecuador's sovereignty.
UK Government Warns Ecuador It Could Storm Embassy for Assange
Ahead of an expected decision by the Ecuadorean government on whether or not to grant political asylum for Julian Assange later today, the UK government on Wednesday notified officials in the Latin American country that it could, citing clauses in British domestic law, storm the embassy to arrest the founder of Wikileaks. In the early hours of Thursday, an enlarged police presence was observed outside the embassy building in London.