Lenin Moreno, a 64-year-old Socialist, won the elections on the promise of maintaining the social programmes of his leftist predecessor Rafael Correa.
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Lenin Moreno’s victory will mean the continuation of his predecessor Rafael Correa’s inclusive agenda of development.
Lenin Moreno secured 51.1% of the votes compared to Guillermo Lasso’s 48.9%, with just over 95% of votes counted, according to the electoral council, which is yet to declare a winner.
Polls show Moreno has pulled ahead of Lasso in the last weeks. He had 52.4% of valid votes versus Lasso’s 47.6% in a 18-21 March survey.
First-round voting confirmed that populist president Rafael Correa’s AP movement is still Ecuador’s most powerful political force. But the right is gaining strength.
Lenin Moreno, a leftist was the clear leader of Sunday’s election, pocketing 39.21% of valid votes versus 28.34% for Lasso, with 95.3% of votes counted.
In Sunday’s election, Lenin Moreno, a leftist, was a whisker short of the 40% of valid votes and a 10 percentage point difference over ex-banker Guillermo Lasso.
An earthquake in the same region had killed more than 650 people last month.
The death toll from Ecuador’s weekend earthquake neared 600 and rescue missions ebbed, as the traumatised Andean nation braced itself for long and costly rebuilding.
President Rafael Correa said rebuilding costs will take a toll on the country’s fragile economy.
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