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February 8, 1997 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Abdala Bucaram maintained a tenuous hold on power here Friday night, daring his opponents to challenge his authority after protests in the capital left one youth dead. Although three people claimed to be president of this country, no one was clearly in charge. Police used tear gas to turn back demonstrators who marched from Congress toward the presidential palace on Friday afternoon to demand that Bucaram, the president Ecuadoreans elected last year, step down.
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February 8, 1997 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Abdala Bucaram maintained a tenuous hold on power here Friday night, daring his opponents to challenge his authority after protests in the capital left one youth dead. Although three people claimed to be president of this country, no one was clearly in charge. Police used tear gas to turn back demonstrators who marched from Congress toward the presidential palace on Friday afternoon to demand that Bucaram, the president Ecuadoreans elected last year, step down.
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