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Ecuador race appears headed to runoff

A banana tycoon waging an old-fashioned populist campaign and a leftist outsider who is an admirer of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez were virtually tied in Sunday’s presidential election and looked likely to be headed to a runoff, exit polls showed. Alvaro Noboa, Ecuador’s wealthiest man, had 27.2 percent of the vote compared to 25.4 percent for Rafael Correa, a U.S.-educated economist, according to a poll by CEDATOS-Gallup. The poll, which had a margin of error of less than 2 percent, surveyed 40,000 voters. Full Story

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