(Did the people vote the wrong way again? Is a color revolution on the playbill for Ecuador now?)
President of Ecuador Rafael Correa couldn’t hide his jubilation after hearing the news that ruling PAIS Alliance candidate Lenin Moreno had defeated opposition CREO movement candidate Guillermo Lasso in Sunday’s tense presidential runoff. The opposition has taken to the streets in protest, leading to fears of a color revolution scenario in Quito.
Having processed over 98% of the votes from Sunday’s vote, Ecuador’s National Electoral Council reported that former Vice President Lenin Moreno is leading over right-wing contender Guillermo Lasso by a margin of 51% to 49%, following a close and highly contentious runoff race.
After hearing the preliminary results late on Sunday night, serving President Rafael Correa jubilantly reacted that this was “great news” not just for his country, but for Latin America as a whole…
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