Winner of Ecuadorean Vote Still Not Clear

Associated Press

Deprived of an undisputed victor in presidential elections, Ecuadoreans waited anxiously Monday for official results of a contest pitting a U.S.-educated politician against a banana tycoon.

Both candidates in Sunday’s race claimed victory. Official results are not expected until Wednesday in the contest between Harvard graduate Jamil Mahuad, the mayor of Quito, and businessman Alvaro Noboa.

Mahuad had 51.3% support and Noboa had 48.7%, according to an exit poll sponsored by seven TV stations.