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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The post- election drama continues in Ecuador. April 2017. Quito, Ecuador.

Election day, second round, was on Sunday, April 2.
Two candidates, one who represents current regime, Lenín Voltaire Moreno, has 51.16% of votes counted (99.73%) and another, Guillermo Lasso, who promises "change" has 48.84%.
Today is April, 5th and president-elect still not formally announced, although Lenín Moreno declared to Teleamazonas journalist: ' I am the elected President of the Ecuadorians. Do not treat me as a candidate in your media" 
source: http://www.elcomercio.com/periodista-teleamazonas-presidente-elecciones 
Lenín Moreno mantuvo un encuentro con la prensa, la tarde de este 4 de abril del 2017. Allí dijo que es el presidente electo de los ecuatorianos. Foto: Julio Estrella/ EL COMERCIO
However, many in Ecuador disagree. 
Liders of Change and Progress movement and Creating Opportunities(CREO) party suspect election fraud and demand recount.
http://www.elcomercio.com_liderespopulares_organizaciones_politicas-paronacional-fraude-eleccion

Supporters of CREO in Quito are protesting on a streets for fourth day.
http://www.elcomercio.com/simpatizantes-creo-manifestacion-shyris-eloyalfa
Los simpatizantes del movimiento Creo bloquearon el paso de una unidad de la Ecovía, en las avenidas Eloy Alfaro y Shyris, en el norte de Quito. Foto: Patricio Terán/ EL COMERCIO

A massive march in support of Guillermo Lasso and recount of votes in Guayaquil.
http://www.elcomercio.com/marcha-respaldo-guillermo_lasso-reconteovotos-guayaquil 
La Policía impidió inicialmente que se cierre toda la circulación vehicular y se permitió el paso de carros por uno de los cuatro carriles de cada puente. Pero cada vez aumentaban más los manifestantes. Foto: Mario Faustos / EL COMERCIO
In Cuenca
https://www.elcomercio.com/marcha-respaldo-guillermolasso-cuenca-elecciones
Partidarios de Guillermo Lasso marcharon por el centro de Cuenca la noche de este 4 de abril del 2017. Foto: Xavier Caivinagua para EL COMERCIO
in Ambato  
https://www.elcomercio.com/planton-ambato-reconteodevotos-guillermolasso-elecciones2017
Simpatizantes de la alianza Creo - SUMA se reunieron en la explanada del parque Cevallos, ubicada en el centro de Ambato, desde las 17:00 de este 4 de abril. Foto: Fabián Maisanche / EL COMERCIO
Guillermo Lasso presents today, April 5th, the legal bases of 'fraud' and petition for recount.
http://www.elcomercio.com/guillermo_lasso-presenta-fundamentos-resultados-elecciones

Also we have an exchange between Julian Assange, who resides in Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 and Guillermo Lasso.
They kindly asked each other to leave the premises....

economist.com/news/americas/new-president-ecuadorSome in the opposition question the victory. The electoral authority’s computers briefly shut down with Mr Lasso in an early lead. The police raided "Cedatos", Ecuador’s most reliable polling firm, confiscating its computers, after it published an exit poll giving Mr Lasso victory. The government-controlled electoral authority refused Mr Lasso’s demand for a full recount.



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