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Exit polls give leftist nationalist wide lead in Ecuador presidential race

Exit polls give leftist nationalist wide lead in Ecuador presidential race

Two exit polls gave leftist nationalist Rafael Correa a wide lead over pro-U.S. banana tycoon Alvaro Noboa in Sunday's presidential election.
Correa, 43, a friend of Venezuela's anti-U.S. President Hugo Chavez, received 56.8 percent of the valid votes to 43.2 percent for Noboa, 56, Ecuador's wealthiest man, the pollster CEDATOS-Gallup said. The polling company said it interviewed 40,000 voters in 21 of Ecuador's 22 provinces. The survey had a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
A second pollster Market gave Correa 58 percent of the valid votes to 42 percent for Noboa. The polling company said it interviewed 75,000 voters in 22 provinces with a margin of error of 2 percentage points.


Updated : 2021-10-20 22:43 GMT+08:00