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Quick count: Leftist leads Ecuador vote

A leftist nationalist who is friendly with Venezuela’s anti-U.S. president held a commanding lead over a Bible-toting banana tycoon in Sunday’s runoff presidential election in Ecuador, according to an unofficial quick count of votes. A victory by Rafael Correa would strengthen South America’s tilt to the left, with Ecuador joining like-minded governments in Venezuela, Bolivia and several other countries. But his opponent Alvaro Noboa refused to concede, saying he would wait for the official count to be completed. Full Story

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