Ecuador leftist has 37.85 pct of votes

By REUTERS
February 20, 2017 02:51
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QUITO - Ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno received some 37.85 percent of votes in Ecuador's presidential election, versus around 30.81 percent for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, an official count of 20.9 percent of ballots showed on Sunday.

Moreno, a disabled former vice president, needs 40 percent of valid votes and a 10 percentage point difference with his nearest rival to avoid a second round on April 2 and continue a decade of left-wing rule in the Andean country.


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