The Axis of Good in Latin America continues to Grow

Jay Moore pieinsky at
Mon Nov 25 10:56:29 MST 2002

Ecuador elects left-wing ex- coup leader

Staff and agencies
Monday November 25, 2002
The Guardian (UK)

The people of Ecuador have elected a former coup leader who has pledged to
fight corruption as their sixth president in six years, results showed

Lucio Gutierrez, 45, won 54.3% of yesterday's runoff vote, beating the 45.7%
awarded to his billionaire rival in the bitter election campaign, Alvaro

Mr Gutierrez's supporters included a small Marxist party, radical Indian
groups and leftwing unions, leading his opponents to fear his stance would
scare away potential investors.


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