In the second round of the presidential elections in Ecuador, the lead candidate of the ruling left bloc “Alliance Country” former Vice President Lenin Moreno. It is reported TASS with reference to the national electoral Council (CNE) of the country. The opposition refused to recognize the election results.
After treatment, 92 percent of the ballots, Moreno got 51,05% of the votes. His opponent, the representative of the center-right Movement CREO, a former banker Guillermo Lasso, obtained the support of 48,95% of voters.
Lasso said that he was going to seek a recount. In his words, “citizens of Ecuador do not recognize the announced results, so they are already out on the street.”
The current President Rafael Correa, who has held the office for a third term, said the election results. “Great news for great country: the revolution won again in Ecuador. Right defeated, despite their millions and control over the press… Lenin — President!”, — he wrote in his microblog on Twitter.
The second round of presidential elections in Ecuador took place April 2. The first stage of voting, which took place on 19 February, was inconclusive. Moreno then scored 36.2% of the votes and Lasso — 26.1 percent of the votes.
The President-elect will take office on may 24. The mandate of the head of state for four years.
Moreno in 1998, moves on a wheelchair because of wounds received during the attempted robbery. Before the election he held the post of special envoy of the UN Secretary-General on disability and accessibility. Moreno supports the continuation of the socially oriented policy of Rafael Correa, the Ecuadorian promotion of goods on foreign markets and increasing access to quality education.