Ecuador: Lasso files official complaint on election results, wants recount

Posted on April 13, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics

gonzalo solano/ / Opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso filed a complaint Wednesday challenging Ecuador election results that show he narrowly lost to President Rafael Correa’s handpicked successor.

The former banker is demanding a recount of all votes cast in the election, repeating accusations of fraud and saying if Lenin Moreno takes power he will head an illegitimate government.
Official results released Monday show Lasso lost to Lenin Moreno by less than three points.

Lasso said Wednesday his campaign has presented evidence showing 4,200 irregular voting acts, “and that’s just what we’ve found so far, that’s why we’re asking for a review of 100 percent of the votes.”

et despite the accusations of fraud, international observers including the Organization of American states said they found no irregularities. Read Full Article

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