The Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, is expected to win the general elections on Sunday with a large advantage, which will ensure his re-election without a runoff. The president would get 50% of the votes, according to a survey released yesterday.
Correa needs at least 40% of the vote to win the presidency in the first round. Approximately 10.5 million Ecuadorians participate in elections, which will elect the president and vice president of the republic, 221 mayors and municipal councilors and 1581 members of the National Assembly.
First elected in 2006, Correa has achieved some political stability after his three predecessors were ousted by street protests, encouraged by the fragile economy of Ecuador.Read more »