Ecuador leader appears headed to easy re-election

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President Rafael Correa casts his vote for the National Assembly members in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Ecuadoreans elect president, vice-president and National Assembly members Sunday with Correa highly favored to win a second re-election. His government has won broad backing from the lower classes as it leads Latin America in social spending.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean voters were expected to give a third term Sunday to President Rafael Correa, a polemical economist who has raised living standards for the lower classes and widened their social safety net while being widely criticized as intolerant of dissent.