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Ecuadorean former president and presidential candidate for the... News PhotoCandidate,Ecuador,Election,Former,General Election,Hand,Handshake,Horizontal,Politics,President,Presidential Candidate,Quito,SupporterPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPEcuadorean former president (2003-2005) and presidential candidate for the Patriotic Society Movement, Lucio Gutierrez (R), shakes hands with a supporter, after registering his candidacy for the 2013 general elections on November 14, 2012 in Quito. Leftist President Rafael Correa, who has led the Andean nation of 14 million people since 2007, is currently far ahead in opinion polls, winning 56 percent support among likely voters. Far behind are Gutierrez at 23 percent and right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso Lasso at 22 percent, according to a recent survey carried out by the private Cedatos polling institute. AFP PHOTO / API - JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)