Rafael Correa


Ecuador's president and presidential candidate Rafael Correa, waves... News PhotoEcuador,Flag,Political Party,Political Rally,Politics,President,Presidential Candidate,Rafael Correa,Talking,Vertical,WavingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPEcuador's president and presidential candidate Rafael Correa, waves an Ecuadorean flag as he speaks during a campaign rally in Machachi, Ecuador, on January 17, 2013. Polls show Correa, a leftist who has been in office since 2007, is the overwhelming favorite to win in the first round of voting. Surveys give him a lead of as many as 49 percentage points over his closest rival, banker Guillermo Lasso. Correa went on an unpaid leave of absence on January 15 to devote himself full-time to his campaign for re-election February 17. In his absence, Vice President Lenin Moreno will assume the presidency until the last day of the presidential campaign on February 14. AFP PHOTO/RODRIGO BUENDIA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)