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Likely Leftist Victory in Ecuador Election Rejects "Oligarch's Candidate"


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Likely Leftist Victory in Ecuador Election Rejects "Oligarch's Candidate"

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

A nail-biting election in Ecuador appeared to end Sunday with leftist candidate Lenín Moreno winning the presidency over conservative Guillermo Lasso.

The National Electoral Council declared Moreno the winner by 51 percent, just minutes after another organization had said the race was a technical tie with both candidates being within 0.6 percentage points of each other.

Lasso demanded a recount as his supporters protested.


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Very significant victory for sovereignty in Latin America and a defeat for US imperial design in central and south America.


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Excellent. Assange can breathe easier now.