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Ecuador's Correa breezes to 2nd re-election

President Rafael Correa, a fiery-tongued leftist who has endeared himself to the lower classes by expanding Ecuador's welfare state but drawn wide rebuke for intolerance of dissent, breezed to a second re-election on Sunday.

 

The US-educated economist won 56.9% of the vote against 23.8% for his closest challenger, former banker Guillermo Lasso, with 57% of the vote counted. (AP)