The Citizen (KZN)

Ex-president to serve 8 years

- Quito

– An Ecuador court on Monday confirmed ex-president Rafael Correa’s eight-year prison term for corruption, blocking his vice-presidency run in next year’s elections.

Correa, who has lived in Belgium since 2017 to evade prison, faces disqualifi­cation from elections because Ecuador’s constituti­on bars those convicted of graft.

The sentence, which was delivered in April and confirmed in July, was ratified on Monday.

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