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Ecuador's Correa barred from presidency in national referendum

Feb 04, 2018 - The Miami Herald

Ecuadoreans on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to bar former President Rafael Correa from ever holding the nation's top office again -- a stunning rebuke of the man who led the South American country for a decade.

With 98 percent of the vote counted, the National Electoral Council said voters had agreed to reinstate term limits by a margin of 64 percent versus 35 percent. The decision effectively bars Correa -- a charismatic socialist who led the country from 2007-2017 -- from participating in...