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URGENT ¥¥¥ Ecuador's Correa re-elected president: exit polls


Ecuador's President Rafael Correa won a second four-year term Sunday according to two exit polls giving him around 61 percent of the vote, published as polls closed in the general election.

A survey by the private Opinion Publica polling firm gave the leftist 61 percent, some 40 points ahead of his nearest rival, banker Guillermo Lasso.

A second survey, by Cedatos-Gallup, had similar results, with 61.5 percent for Correa to 29.9 percent for Lasso.