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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:52 PM
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Ecuador's president looks set to win election
Source: Radio Netherlands

Ecuador's president looks set to win election
Published: Sunday 26 April 2009 20:00 UTC
Last updated: Sunday 26 April 2009 20:00 UTC

In Ecuador, voting has finished in the country's general elections. Exit polls have suggested that incumbent President Rafael Correa can count on a comfortable victory with approximately 50 percent of all votes cast. Former president Lucio Gutirrez is lagging far behind.

Mr Correa's victory has been expected for some time. The left wing president is extremely popular, especially with the poor. Voters are said to trust him because of his efforts to combat poverty throughout the country. Many Ecuadoreans also believe he does well at protecting the country's international interests.

Voters are choosing more than a president; they are also voting for a new parliament and various local administrators.


Read more: http://www.radionetherlands.nl/news/international/6275173/Ecuadors-president-looks-set-to-win-election
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:23 PM
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1. Viva la revolucin
n/m
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Chuckleberry Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:32 PM
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2. He won 51% to 29%
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:32 PM
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3. Viva Correa!
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:35 PM
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4. Viva el Guapo!
I love this man.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:47 AM
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5. Absolutely "El Guapo." Leftist leaders are simply the best looking as they have better spirits!
Throw in better personalities, better dispositions, better consciences, better social consciences, far more decent values. It all shows on their more relaxed, more intelligent, friendlier, far less comical faces! Don't hate leftists, right-wingers, just because they have chins.

http://vulcano.files.wordpress.com.nyud.net:8090/2008/03/rafael_correa.jpg http://radiocristiandad.files.wordpress.com.nyud.net:8090/2008/08/rafael_correa.jpg

Perennial opponent to Correa, wealthiest man in Ecuador, banana magnate lvaro Noboa.

http://vis-www.cs.umass.edu.nyud.net:8090/lfw/images/Alvaro_Noboa/Alvaro_Noboa_0002.jpg http://www.queque.org.nyud.net:8090/imagenes/Nota4.jpg

http://www.diariocorreo.com.ec.nyud.net:8090/imagenes/2009/02/pais7.jpg

Another recurrent opponent, Lucio Guttierez

http://www.tribuneindia.com.nyud.net:8090/2002/20021128/wd3.jpg


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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:31 PM
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7. Oh, my hormones!
They would be raging if I still had them!

Those eyes...
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:17 AM
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6. Ecuador's Correa headed for easy re-election
Ecuador's Correa headed for easy re-election
By GONZALO SOLANO Associated Press Writer 2009
April 26, 2009, 11:34PM

QUITO, Ecuador President Rafael Correa, a leftist economist who has championed the poor and alienated international investors, appeared headed for easy re-election Sunday in a break with Ecuador's history of political instability.

Partial unofficial results accounting for more than three-quarters of ballots cast showed Correa winning more than half the vote in an eight-candidate field, making him the first president elected in Ecuador in 30 years without a runoff.

Correa, who vowed to rid the small Andean nation of its corrupt political class when first elected, declared victory moments after polls closed. He sang his party anthem, danced and pumped fists with his close political advisers in his home city of Guayaquil.

"We will never defraud the Ecuadorean people," he told cheering supporters. "I think that's why we received such immense support. We've made history in a nation that between 1996 and 2006 never saw a democratic government complete its term."

~snip~
Voters at home and abroad on Sunday also chose a new 124-seat National Assembly six seats of which will directly represent the Ecuadorean diaspora as well as governors and mayors. Exit polls indicated Correa's Alianza Pais party and allies would win a majority in the new congress.

More:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/world/6394027.html
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New Dawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 03:27 AM
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8. Great news.
And the left coalition in Iceland also just won election this last weekend too. :D
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