Unrest in Ecuador after inconclusive elections

Unrest in Ecuador after inconclusive elections

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The results of the presidential elections of last Sunday in Ecuador late in coming. The army has warned any irregularities to accept it, reported the newspaper El Comercio on Tuesday.

The electoral council has announced that the final results until Wednesday. This is according to zegslieden of the opposition is highly unusual.

They suspect the authorities are tampering with the results to avoid a second round in the elections on april 2, needed. The protesters pelted the headquarters of the electoral council in Quito because they think that the regeringskandidaat is an advantage.

There is already almost 90 percent of the votes counted, and at the head of the candidate of the left-wing government, Lenín Moreno Garcés, with more than 39 percent of the vote.


The main candidate of the opposition, according to the provisional results of the banker and ex-minister Guillermo Lasso Mendoza, who at 28.3 percent. A second round is according to the electoral system, not necessary if Moreno about the 40 percent and his lead on the Lasso so great.

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