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Ecuadorian electorate proclaims Lasso winner of second round of presidential election

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Ecuador’s National Electoral Council (CNE) on Sunday proclaimed Guillermo Lasso the winner of the second round of the April 11 presidential elections, with 52.36% of the vote.

Lasso, the center-right candidate in his third presidential campaign, edged out Andres Arauz, a progressive candidate backed by former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, who won 47.64% of the vote.

The president of the CNE, Diana Atamaint, affirmed that the organization had complied with the electoral process and had imposed respect for the will of the people expressed at the polls.

She stressed that, despite the difficulties in holding the elections due to the coronavirus pandemic, “we did so according to the law and with the democracy of our country in mind.”

According to official results, 82.62% of voters participated in the April 11 elections, which equates to 10,829,823 out of just over 13 million eligible to vote.

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