Preliminary results show that Lenin Moreno from the PAIS Alliance has a slight lead in the Ecuadorean presidential poll
Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno appears to have won Ecuador's presidential elections, but his conservative rival is refusing to back down. Guillermo Lasso is demanding a recount, claiming the vote was marred by fraud.
Voters in Ecuador have a choice between a traditional leftist and a conservative ex-banker for their next president. They are taking a second look at their options after media allegations have been made against both men.
The move comes after Vice President Jorge Glas had delivered a written critique of President Lenin Moreno. Since the vice president is elected by popular vote, the president cannot sack him.
At stake is the legacy of Rafael Correa and his decade-long leftist rule. The future of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is also at stake, as one candidate has vowed to boot him from their embassy in London.
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