Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa insisted his revolution is unstoppable today as he celebrated his re-election victory, early results giving him a huge 33-point lead.
"Nobody is going to stop this revolution. We are making history," said President Correa, claiming outright victory in the first round of the vote.
He vowed to deepen the "citizens' revolution" that has lifted tens of thousands of Ecuadoreans out of poverty.
"In this revolution the citizens are in charge, not capital," he said after winning 56.9 per cent of the vote with more than half the poll counted.
His closest challenger banker Guillermo Lasso took 23.8 per cent, conceding defeat late on Sunday.
Former president Lucio Gutierrez finished third with 6 per cent.
A self-declared foe of neoliberalism, President Correa has taken on big business and media groups, imposing new contracts on oil companies and renegotiating the country's debt while boosting poverty reduction initiatives.
He has raised working-class living standards and widened the welfare state with regional social services spending.
Early in his presidency he defied international financiers by defaulting on $3.9 billion (£2.5bn) in foreign debt obligations and rewriting contracts with oil multinationals to secure a higher share of revenues.
Ecuador relies on oil for more than half of its export earnings and he has used this wealth to make public education and healthcare more accessible and to lay thousands of miles of new roads.
President Correa dedicated his victory to his cancer-stricken friend President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
Mr Correa's result easily passed the 51.7 per cent he won in his April 2009 re-election.
The UN says Ecuador's poverty rate has dropped nearly 5 points to 32.4 per cent since he took office in 2007.
In all, 1.9 million people receive around £30 a month in aid from the state.