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Ecuador Reconfirms Moreno’s Win by Vote Recount

Ecuadorean leftist Lenin Moreno celebrates after the country's electoral council said he won Sunday's presidential election, at his party headquarters in Quito, Ecuador April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Ecuadorean leftist Lenin Moreno celebrates after the country’s electoral council said he won Sunday’s presidential election, at his party headquarters in Quito, Ecuador April 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Mariana Bazo

A recount of more than 1.2 million votes in Ecuador, late Tuesday (April 18) confirmed leftist candidate Lenin Moreno the winner of presidential elections, the country’s electoral council said.

In the recount, Moreno, 64, obtained 51.16% of valid votes with Lasso at 48.84% – 1,594 votes more for Moreno than in the original April 2 count.

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