Narrow profit Moreno election Ecuador

Narrow profit Moreno election Ecuador

World April 3, 2017 06:24

quito - The presidential elections in Ecuador have been won by the leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno Garcés. According to the electoral council has 51 percent of the vote. 94 percent of the votes counted.

His rival candidate, the center-right Guillermo Lasso Mendoza, however, give up the fight on behalf of the opposition, not yet. He demands a recount because of the small difference.

The whole evening was the same at both candidates claimed victory based on exit polls. According to research firm Cedatos Lasso was 53 percent of the votes the winner. Research Perfiles however congratulated Moreno, who would have won with 52 percent.

Ecuador has a left-wing government led by the outgoing President Rafael Correa since early 2007. Protecting since June 2012, the Australian founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange in the embassy in London. Lasso said during the election campaign that he Assange from the embassy would have gone. Assange took refuge in the embassy after England had determined that he should be extradited to Sweden following a complaint about rape. Assange also fears extradition to US

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