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Loser in Ecuador Presidential Vote Blasts Result as Illegitimate

QUITO – Ecuadorian presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso said on Monday that he cannot accept the official figures pointing to victory for ruling-party hopeful Lenin Moreno.

“There is much evidence of irregularities in the electoral process. So we cannot recognize the illegitimate results,” the rightist banking magnate said on Twitter.

Lasso urged supporters of his CREO movement to remain outside offices of the National Electoral Council (CNE) “demanding transparency.”

“We will exhaust all of the political and judicial means, in Ecuador and abroad, to ensure respect for the popular will that asked for CHANGE,” he said.

Moreno, a former vice president and the standard-bearer of the left-wing Alliance PAIS, leads Lasso by 51.16 percent to 48.84 percent with 99.06 percent of the votes counted, according to the latest information from the CNE.

Some 12.8 million voters were eligible to cast ballots in the election to determine President Rafael Correa’s successor, who will take office on May 24.

The opposition mayor of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, said that CREO has the right “to demonstrate with documents the harm it alleges.”

“We must defend democracy and the transparency of the popular will expressed in the vote,” Jaime Nebot said.

Moreno, who vows to govern in the interest of all Ecuadorians, expressed gratitude for messages from international leaders congratulating him on his victory.

“Thanks to Latin American president for their congratulatory phone calls and messages,” the presumptive president-elect said on Twitter.

 

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