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Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso on Saturday lifted the state of emergency he had imposed in the country's six provinces over an indigenous strike, AP writes.

The decision to end the state of emergency followed an initial meeting between government officials and Ecuador's largest indigenous organization, which began a strike two weeks ago demanding lower gasoline prices, price controls on agricultural products and an increased budget for education. Lasso accused the indigenous leader leading the strike of seeking to stage a coup.

Meanwhile, in a virtual session of the legislature, the opposition party, affiliated with former President Rafael Correa, demanded Lasso's resignation. This demand was based on a state of emergency declared due to "serious internal disturbances," which has now been lifted.

To remove Lasso would require the votes of at least 92 legislators, while the opposition has only 47 seats.

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