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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:39 PM

Ecuador's Correa wins re-election: exit polls

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa easily won re-election in Sunday's presidential vote, according to two private exit polls, providing a timely boost for Latin America's alliance of socialist leaders.

Correa won 61 percent of the vote compared with 21 percent for former banker Guillermo Lasso, the strongest showing of the seven opposition candidates in the race, according to a survey by polling firm Opinion Publica.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/17/us-ecuador-election-idUSBRE91G01K20130217



As a resident of Ecuador I am thrilled!

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Puglover Feb 2013 OP
bemildred Feb 2013 #1
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 #2
Bainbridge Bear Feb 2013 #3
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #4
Peace Patriot Feb 2013 #5
Puglover Feb 2013 #6

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:56 PM

1. A landslide. nt

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:25 PM

2. Ecuador continues to progress. This is outstanding. Congratulations, Puglover! n/t

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:01 PM

3. Ahhhh, I'll bet there are a

 

lot of sad strategic planners at the State Department right now. How are we ever supposed to turn Latin America into our permanent colony if this damned socialism stuff keeps breaking out? More to the point if it continues to improve the lives of the people there then how can we keep claiming that they need more corporate capitalism to have freedom and democracy? Since some of our diplomats act as fronts for American corporations this will just make everything harder. Ahhh.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:09 AM

4. Good for Ecuador, good for Correa.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:10 AM

5. A number of pollsters predicted only a 40% win for Correa or a run-off election--all wrong!

See this thread for details--pollsters we should be wary of in the future. They were WAY off!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11089153#post8

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:52 AM

6. Just a note to my LGTB brothers and sisters.

He is also very inclusive of us. I love this man.

This from his victory speech.

"A few months ago I said a few words, not very appropriate, that offended LGBT groups, and so I expressed my apologies on Saturday and in writing. And I told them that after the victory to again excuse me, that they may not believe that I did it out of electoral interest. I do it. One was born and grew up with stereotypes, stigmas, we have to fight against that strain, perhaps because we received it socially but our commitment is to defend the dignity and equality of all, different but never ragged. A couple of days ago a leader of LGBT groups reminded me, you need courage to lead this kind of movement. They have all our support, personally all my respect and the fight and commitment so there is no more discrimination of any kind in this country."

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