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Correa, the brash leftist who stabilized Ecuador

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He is often described as charismatic and hard-working, but also brash with authoritarian tendencies. Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa admits it himself: He wasn't elected to be Mr. Nice Guy. 

Rafael Correa speaks at a rally in Quito on Thursday. Favorite to win a final, four-year term in Sunday's presidential election, Correa has brought stability to this notoriously volatile nation, which shuffled through seven presidents in 10 years before he took office in 2007.

Favorite to win a final, four-year term in Sunday's presidential election, Correa has brought stability to this notoriously volatile nation, which shuffled through seven presidents in 10 years before he took office in 2007.

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