Ecuador Presidential Race Close, Exit Polls Show
Ecuadoreans sought an end to their nation’s political chaos by electing a new president Sunday. Exit polls showed the race too close to call.
Jamil Mahuad, mayor of Quito, the capital, had about 51% of the vote to about 49% for populist banana tycoon Alvaro Naboa, according to a TV-sponsored exit poll. The poll’s margin of error placed the candidates in a statistical dead heat.