Correa challenger concedes defeat in Ecuador

Ecuador Election

A soldier points the ballot box to a woman as she votes at a polling station in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Ecuadoreans elect president, vice-president and National Assembly members Sunday with President Rafael Correa highly favored to win a second re-election.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Ecuador Election

Voters fill their balots up at a polling station in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb.17, 2013. Ecuadoreans elect president, vice-president and National Assembly members Sunday with President Rafael Correa highly favored to win a second re-election.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

APTOPIX Ecuador Election

President Rafael Correa waves to supporters as he leaves a polling station after voting in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. President Rafael Correa gestures to photographers as he votes at a polling station in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Ecuadoreans elect president, vice-president and National Assembly members Sunday with Correa highly favored to win a second re-election.(AP Photo/Martin Jaramillo)

Ecuador Election

A woman casts her ballot for parliament members at a polling station in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb.17, 2013. Ecuadoreans elect president, vice-president and National Assembly members Sunday with President Rafael Correa highly favored to win a second re-election.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Ecuador Election

A woman fills her ballot up at a polling station in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb.17, 2013. Ecuadoreans elect president, vice-president and National Assembly members Sunday. President Rafael Correa highly favored to win a second re-election.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

President Rafael Correa's main challenger has conceded defeat in Ecuador's presidential vote.
Parrtial official results show Correa winning his third term with 56.7 percent of the vote compared to Guillermo Lasso's 24 percent.
Lasso congratulated Correa just minutes after the results were released Sunday evening.
He said Correa and his team deserves Ecuadoreans' respect for his triumph.