Ecuador Chose the Path of Change and Sovereignty
Posted on: 12/12/2006 by tamayo
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Many Ecuadorians experienced a feeling of satisfaction as they celebrated the triumph of the middle-class economist Rafael Correa over the multimillionaire banana magnate Alvaro Noboa, who failed in his third attempt to become president.
According to the results of three exit surveys by national television stations and a quick count done by an NGO, Correa obtained a margin of 14 to16 points over Noboa in the second round that took place Nov. 26.1
The first results left no doubt. A broad political and citizen’s movement backed Correa in the second round (including parties such as the Pachakutik, Popular Democratic Movement (MPD), Socialist Party, and Democratic Left Party, and organizations such as CONAIE (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador) and 200 other social organizations over the power of