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Ecuadorian VP talks of citizens' revolution
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14:07, April 27, 2009

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Ecuadorian Vice President Lenin Moreno, who exit polls say was reelected on Sunday with President Rafael Correa, said the new term would witness what he called "a citizens' revolution" in the country.

According to exit polls carried out by the Santiago Perez company and published by broadcaster Ecuavisa, President Correa was reelected in one round on Sunday with 54 percent of the vote, with former president Lucio Gutierrez trailing in second.

To win without forcing a runoff, a candidate needed either 50 percent of the vote plus one or at least 40 percent with a 10-point margin over his closest competitor.

"Where there was ignorance and illiteracy, educational facilities with state-of-the-art technology have been built, and where citizens were the poorest and least protected, where there were dead people in hospital corridors, now there is health," Moreno said after the election.

He added that Ecuador was experiencing a revolution in which the guerrillas carry education in their backpacks along with progress, optimism, faith and hope.

Source: Xinhua

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