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Ecuador's Rafael Correa headed for landslide election

France 24 - Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is widely expected to win a new term after overseeing a period of political stability and economic growth in the small South American country. The tough-talking incumbent, a close ally of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and other left-leaning presidents in the region, should win enough votes in Sunday’s election to avoid a second round, a majority of opinion polls showed.

In power since 2007, Correa is the first Ecuadorian president to complete his mandate in over sixteen years.  Read more.

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