Associated Press reports:
QUITO, Ecuador Nov 27, 2006 — Rafael Correa, a leftist nationalist who is friendly with Venezuela‘s anti-U.S. president, trounced a Bible-toting banana tycoon in Ecuador’s presidential runoff on Sunday, partial results indicated.
A victory by Correa, a U.S.-trained economist who has rattled Wall Street by threatening to reduce foreign debt payments and oppose free trade efforts, would strengthen South America’s tilt to the left, with Ecuador joining like-minded governments in Venezuela, Bolivia and several other countries.
“We receive this very high honor that the Ecuadorean people have bestowed on us with profound serenity, with profound hope,” Correa told a news conference.
See also Indymedia Ecuador.
See also on Bolivia and Morales.