Ecuador’s Correa, Assange Troll Opposition Following Win in Presidential Race

(Did the people vote the wrong way again? Is a color revolution on the playbill for Ecuador now?)

from Sputnik International

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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Washington Threatens Ecuadorian Democracy

by Steven Lendman, Global Research

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa urged supporters to defend the nation’s democracy and political progress achieved under its Citizens’ Revolution – an initiative implemented during his tenure.

On Monday, he said “(t)hey want to provoke the political divisions of the past, but they do not have the political legitimacy or strength to do so.”

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