Ecuador has a new President -- and for the first time in seven years he's a civilian.
GV & SVs & CUs President Roldos (in white suit) walking among crowds of well wishers in Guayaquil
GV Church spire TILT DOWN TO Roldos in crowd
SCU Roldos walking along footpath
SV Crowds ZOOM IN TO CU Roldos among crowds entering building
SV TILD DOWN TO Roldos waving from balcony
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Background: Ecuador has a new President -- and for the first time in seven years he's a civilian. He is Jaime Roldos Aguilera, thirty-eight years old and a members of the left of centre Concentration of Popular Forces.
SYNOPSIS: The elections were held on Sunday and were the second attempt to elect a President with a clear majority. The first round of elections took place in July last year. On Sunday (29 April) Senor Roldos, wearing the white suit, took to the streets to receive the congratulations of his supporters.
Senor Roldos, a lawyer, received more than seventy percent of the early returns. His Conservative opponent, fifty-eight year old Sixto Duran, could only manage twenty-two percent of the early returns. A new Constitution, drawn up by the military Junta, goes into effect when the new President is sworn in on August the tenth.
Senor Roldos says he wants a Government of change and economic development, balanced with social justice. Ecuador's military have pledged to respect the ballot.