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Ecuador to hold runoff in tense presidential vote.

Ecuador will hold a runoff presidential election in April after a hard fought and inconclusive first round, the electoral commission said Wednesday. The voting is being watched closely to see if oil-producing Ecuador will become the latest leftist-run country in Latin America to shift to the right. It could also determine ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Ecuador faces polarising election run-off.

Opposition groups expected to close ranks behind challenger Guillermo Lasso

- Financial Times - US

Run-off needed to elect next Ecuador president.

Correa says favoured candidate Moreno short of enough votes to beat Lasso

- Financial Times - US

Ecuador's Lasso eyes end to Correa's revolution.

Free-market presidential candidate vows to cut taxes and create 1m extra jobs

- Financial Times - US

Ecuador electoral body formally orders presidential runoff.

Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso will face off in an April 2 vote

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Ecuador electoral body formally orders presidential runoff.

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador's electoral commission has formally ruled that a runoff election will be needed to choose a successor for socialist...

- Townhall.com - US

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- New York Times - US

Ecuador officials deny fraud claims in presidency vote.

Lenin Moreno has 39.31 per cent of the vote with 97.2 per cent of ballots counted The post Ecuador officials deny fraud claims in presidency vote appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Tension mounts as Ecuador poll is too close to call.

Delay in counting votes from remote areas and expats angers opposition supporters

- Financial Times - US

Tensions Mount as Ecuador's Presidential Race Undecided.

Vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day Tuesday with ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno still just short of a definitive first-round victory and supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations.With the last ballots trickling ...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Ecuador presidential election goes to runoff between leftist, ex-banker.

QUITO - Ecuador's presidential election will go to an April runoff between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral body said on Tuesday, after a nail-biter first round over the weekend.

- Reuters - US

Lenin Moreno, Guillermo Lasso to contest April runoff

Ecuador's electoral council says presidential election will go to an April runoff after a nail-biter first round.

- Al Jazeera - QA

No fraud in Ecuador's presidential election, says observer group

Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 21 -- The head of an election monitoring group in Ecuador during Sunday's presidential election rejected accusations of fraud following the delay of results.

- UPI - US

Winston Aldworth: The ultimate overstayer

For any Kiwi who has spent time living in London, Julian Assange - the Australia-born Wikileaks founder who has been crashing at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012 - will cut a strikingly familiar figure.Assange is...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Delay in releasing electoral results triggers turmoil in Ecuador

Tension mounted as vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day on Tuesday, with supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations. With the last ballots trickling in from Sunday's election, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had a little over 39% of the ...

- MercoPress - FK

Ecuador vote down to the wire, leftist a whisker from first round win

QUITO - Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was within striking distance of winning the first round of Ecuador's presidential election yesterday, as the Andean country's electoral body counted ballots late into the night.

- Stabroek News - GY

Moreno edges ahead in Ecuador presidential election

Correa's leftwing protégé close to margin needed to avoid run-off

- Financial Times - US

Assange will have to 'reduce meddling' to continue asylum says Ecuadorian presidential frontrunner Lenin Moreno

If elected, Lenin Moreno might set conditions on Assange's asylum.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Tensions mount as Ecuador's presidential race up in the air

QUITO, Ecuador " Tension mounted as vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day Tuesday, with supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations.With the last...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Julian Assange 'happy' about the rise of fake news

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is taking time out from hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to sing the praises of fake news. He appeared via satellite at a Q&A in Sydney, Australia this weekend, where he defended his organization and pai...

- Engadget - US

Ecuador's leftist presidential candidate could win without a runoff

Lenin Moreno was less than 1 percentage point away from the vote tally he needed, but a final tally could still be a few days away.

- Washington Post - US

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange faces uncertainty as Ecuador presidential elections head for run-off

Challenger Guillermo Lasso has promised to cut taxes and evict Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Moreno Ahead in Ecuador's Presidential Election

Results from Ecuador's presidential election showed that ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno won the most votes, but was still short of avoiding a second-round runoff.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Moreno faces anxious wait to discover Ecuador election fate

Front-runner candidate LenĂ­n Moreno could be forced to a wait three days to discover whether he will have to face a second round runoff in his efforts to succeed Rafael Correa as Ecuador's president. As the results of Sunday's vote continued to trickle in Monday, Moreno was edging agonizingly close ...

- The Raw Story - US

Ecuador leftist leads presidential vote

Ecuador's leftist candidate Lenin Moreno looks set to win a presidential election but may still face a run-off in April with former banker Guillermo Lasso.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Ecuador leftist leads presidential vote but may face runoff

QUITO - Ecuador's leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory on Monday in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso.

- Reuters - US

Ecuador heads to presidential runoff vote

Ecuador heads to presidential runoff vote...

- MENAFN - JO

Moreno edges toward outright win in Ecuador presidential vote

Leftist Lenin Moreno appeared to be edging toward an outright victory in  Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday, with partial results showing him close to crossing the margin needed to avoid a runoff.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Ecuador leftist leads presidential vote but may face runoff | Reuters

By Alexandra Ulmer and Alexandra Valencia | QUITO QUITO Ecuador's leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory on Monday in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso.In a nail-biter vote with eight candidates at ...

- Firstpost - IN

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The foreign ministry of Sweden says its "trying to get clarity" from President Trump after he made comments at a campaign rally about the security situation in that country, which has taken thousands of refugees and where the official crime rates have gone down since 2005. Trump met with candidates for national security ...

- Reason.com - US

Ruling party candidate leads Ecuador presidential poll in partial results

Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was winning Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday, partial results showed, and was close to the margin needed to avoid a runoff against conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso.

- France24 - FR

Ecuador leftist winning presidential vote, may face runoff

QUITO - Ecuadorean leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was set for victory in a presidential election but results still coming in on Monday meant he may face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso.

- Reuters - US

Exit polls show leftist Lenin Moreno is leading Ecuador's first round presidential vote

AFPQuito - Exit polls indicated leftist candidate Lenin Moreno was leading in the first round of Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday. Moreno, 63, won with between 36 and 43 percent of the vote, according to the polls. If official results give him more than 40 percent and a 10-point lead over his nearest rival, he will ...

- Business Insider - US

Incumbent candidate leading in Ecuador election but run off seems inevitable

Former Vice President Lenin Moreno, a leftist advocate for the disabled who was paralyzed in a 1998 robbery attempt, was leading in Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, but was at risk of falling just short of avoiding a runoff on April 2. Moreno, 63, is the close ally of outgoing President Rafael Correa, under whom he ...

- MercoPress - FK

Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador’s presidential vote

Outcome could alter whether WikiLeaks' Julian Assange can stay at London's Ecuador embassy.         

- USA TODAY - US

Lenin Moreno leads Ecuador presidential election but run-off vote likely

Stephen FellerFeb. 20 -- Lenin Moreno had a solid lead in Ecuador's presidential election with just over half the votes counted on Sunday night, but was just short of enough to avoid a runoff vote.

- UPI - US

Results in Ecuador Show Lenin Moreno Ahead in Presidential Election

Results from Ecuador's presidential election showed that ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno won the most votes, but was still short of avoiding a second-round runoff.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Ecuador election: Ruling party's Lenin Moreno leads knife-edge vote

The ruling party candidate is just short of the percentage of votes needed to avoid a run-off.

- BBC - UK

Ecuador votes in crucial general elections

Ecuador votes in crucial general elections...

- MENAFN - JO

Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote

QUITO, Ecuador " The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain early Monday whether he would get enough votes...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ecuador vote down to the wire, leftist a whisker from first round win

QUITO - Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was within striking distance of winning the first round of Ecuador's presidential election on Monday, as the Andean country's electoral body counted ballots late into the night.

- Reuters - US

Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote

QUITO, Ecuador — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's...

- Townhall.com - US

Leftist candidate Lenin Moreno leads Ecuador's presidential vote, but may face a runoff

Former Vice President Lenin Moreno, a leftist advocate for the disabled who was paralyzed in a 1998 robbery attempt, was leading a crowded field in Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, but was at risk of falling just short of avoiding a runoff on April 2. Moreno, 63, is a close ally of outgoing...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Ruling party candidate leads Ecuador presidential vote

The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa was headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, but he looked increasingly unlikely to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.

- France24 - FR

Ecuador presidential vote veering toward runoff between leftist, ex-banker

QUITO - Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was winning Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday, partial results showed, though he was just short of the margin needed to avoid an April runoff against conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso.

- Reuters - US

Ecuador Votes as Latin America’s Left Sags, a Generation of Icons Gone

An election without Rafael Correa, the longtime leftist leader of Ecuador, is one more step away from a movement that once swept the continent.

- New York Times - US

Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote

QUITO, Ecuador — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa was headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's...

- Townhall.com - US

Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno leads in Ecuador's presidential vote

The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa took the lead in preliminary results from Ecuador's presidential election

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Early Ecuador election tally suggests runoff between leftist, ex-banker

QUITO - Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was winning Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday, first results showed, though he was just short of the margin needed to avoid a runoff against conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso.

- Reuters - US

Ecuador election: Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno in lead

But Lenin Moreno may not have enough votes to avoid a run-off ballot, partial results show.

- BBC - UK

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