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Ecuador general elections
Friday, May 24th 2013 - 07:36 UTC

South America re-election rash: Ecuador’s Correa takes office for the third consecutive time

Correa was first elected in 2007; he repeated in 2009 with a new constitution and now has until 2017

Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa will be inaugurated on Friday for his third consecutive mandate, something which Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez just managed before his death, and something which Bolivia’s Evo Morales aspires.

Monday, February 18th 2013 - 06:55 UTC

Correa wins re-election by a landslide turning him into indisputable regional leader

The Ecuadorean president waves to the packed crowd from Carondelet palace

President Rafael Correa swept to a re-election victory on Sunday promising to strengthen state control over Ecuador’s economy and continue using booming oil revenues to build roads, hospitals and schools in rural areas and shanty towns.

Friday, February 15th 2013 - 05:51 UTC

Clear victory for Correa will have him in frontline to succeed Chavez

The combative US trained economist Correa “gets things done” and represents political stability

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, one of Latin America's most outspoken leaders is almost certain to win re-election on Sunday by an ample margin catapulting him as the most probable successor of Venezuela’s ailing Hugo Chavez and the populist movement in Latinamerica.

Saturday, February 9th 2013 - 09:23 UTC

Ecuador presidential election turning into a one man race

President Correa has brought political stability and economic growth

Populist Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has maintained a huge lead over his nearest opposition rival in the run-up to the Feb. 17 elections, recent polls show. Correa's popularity has remained above 50% throughout his six years in office, buoyed by his personal charisma as well as his government's heavy spending on hospitals, roads and schools.

Tuesday, February 5th 2013 - 16:51 UTC

Ecuador: two killed in political rally; Correa leads comfortably re-re-election bid

The presidential election is scheduled for February 17 and Correa has no serious rival

A campaign rally for Ecuador's president Rafael Correa turned deadly Monday night when a man stabbed and killed two people, state media reported. At least four others were injured at the event that President Correa was expected to arrive at moments later, the state news agency ANDES said.

Friday, January 18th 2013 - 06:08 UTC

OAS will send observers to the February 17 general elections in Ecuador

OAS Secretary General Insulza and Permanent Representative of Ecuador María Isabel Salvador (L) during the signing ceremony

The Organization of American States will be sending observers to the coming presidential and legislative elections in Ecuador next month and to that effect OAS and Ecuador signed the agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of Observers which provides the conditions for the work of the Electoral Observation Mission.

Thursday, January 3rd 2013 - 20:24 UTC

Opinion polls anticipate a windfall re-election vote for Correa in Ecuador

Correa could become the successor of Chavez in South America

President Rafael Correa has 60.6% of vote intention ahead of the February Executive and Legislative elections, which virtually ensures his re-election. He is followed by runner up and banker Guillermo Lasso with only 11.2% according to the latest public opinion poll release from Perfiles de Opinion.

Thursday, January 3rd 2013 - 20:18 UTC

Unprecedented: Ecuador’s Correa on a month’s leave to campaign for re-election

Vice President Lenin Moreno. “The entire government infrastructure still holds” and a leave gives Correa more freedom of movement

Ecuador's Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to grant President Rafael Correa a month-long leave of absence while he campaigns to be the first Ecuadorean leader in more than a century to hold the presidency for more than a single term.

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