QUITO, Apr. 03 (Press Shia) – Former Vice President Lenin Moreno, candidate for the ruling PAIS Allience, won the second round of elections this Sunday and will be Ecuador`s next president.
With 94,18% of the ballots officially counted, Lenin has a lead of 51,07% against 48,93% of banker Guillermo Lasso, of the coalition CREO-SUMA. On what analysts consider an irreversible trend, the PAIS candidate has so far 4,823,513 votes, a lead of 201,859 over the neoliberal politician.
After the first results were released, Lenin Moreno came out to thank his voters. “I thank the millions of Ecuadorian who supported us. Democracy won today; Ecuador won today”, he told a large joyous rally.
“Big news for the Great Latin American Homeland: Revolution has won again in Ecuador,” outgoing President Rafael Correa wrote in Twitter immediately after Lenin winning trend was confirmed. “The right has been defeated despite its millions (of dollars9 and its media”, he stressed.
The National Electoral Council (NEC) reported that 74,82% of the electorate turned out to vote.