[Marxism] Ecuador: Pro-people policies behind Correa's landslide win
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Sun Feb 17 19:22:29 MST 2013
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On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM, Stuart Munckton
<stuartmunckton at gmail.com>wrote:
> Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was re-elected in the first round of the
> country's February 17 presidential poll.
> Preliminary results released with 30% of the votes
> Correa won 58% of the votes, compared with 24% for the runner-up,
> right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso, ABC.net.au said on February 18.
> "Nobody can stop this revolution," Correa, first elected in 2006, told
> supporters from the balcony of the presidential palace, after claiming
> victory. "We are making history, we are building our own homeland which is
> Ecuador and the great homeland which is Latin America.
> "We are here to serve you. Nothing for us, everything for you: the people
> who deserve the right to be free. In our hands is our destiny."
> The vice-presidency and the 137-seat Congress were also elected, with
> results not yet released.
> In the lead-up to the elections, co-director of the Washington-based Center
> for Economic and Policy Research <http://www.cepr.net/> *Mark Weisbrot*
> the piece below, which first appeared at *The Guardian*, explaining why
> Correa was set for such a crushing win.
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