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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:39 PM

Ecuador election: President Rafael Correa wins

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has been re-elected for a third term with more than 50% of the vote. His main challenger has admitted defeat.

Addressing his supporters in the capital, Quito, Mr Correa called for "another four years of revolution".

First elected in 2007, the socialist leader is widely credited with bringing political stability to a nation that suffered decades of protests and coups.

But critics accuse Mr Correa of being a dictator in the making.

The 49-year-old US-trained economist has been accused of implementing policies that have served to strengthen his hold on power and erode the influence of political opponents and private media.

But his so-called "citizens' revolution" has made him popular with many ordinary Ecuadoreans and has won him friends among other Latin American left-wing leaders.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21492470

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:52 PM

1. "But critics accuse Mr Correa of being a dictator in the making." Hahahaha!!!

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:29 AM

2. Great news for Ecuador. Nt

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