Correa Declares Re-Election Victory

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa has declared victory in an apparently easy re-election.

Three separate exit polls say he won well over half the vote in an eight-candidate field.

That would make Correa the first president elected without a runoff in traditionally unstable Ecuador in 30 years.

Correa and his closest advisers danced and sang with fists held high when the exit polls were announced Sunday just moments after
voting ended.

Exit polls done for state TV and two independent TV channels gave Correa at least 54 percent of the vote, with former president and coup leader Lucio Gutierrez second.

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