Ecuador's President Rafael Correa wins new term
February 18 , 2013
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has been re-elected for a third term with more than 50 percent of the vote.
Partial results give Correa 56.7 percent, ahead of his closest rival, former banker Guillermo Lasso, with 23.3 percent. Addressing supporters in the capital, Quito, on Sunday, Correa called for "another four years of revolution".
The socialist leader was first elected in 2007 and is seen as responsible for bringing political stability to a nation that suffered years of protests and coups.
However, some accuse Correa of being an autocrat.
In recent years, the 49-year-old U.S.-trained economist has rewritten the country's constitution enabling to him to run for, and win, a new term in 2009.
He is legally barred from running again after this election.
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