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Ecuador National Electoral Council Says Vote Results Are Irreversible – The Wall Street Journal

Ecuador’s national electoral council said Tuesday that the results of the country’s presidential vote are irreversible, giving ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno the victory. Juan Pablo Pozo, the president of the electoral council, said Mr. Moreno received 51.2% of the votes compared with 48.8% for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, with almost all the ballots counted. Pressure on Mr. Lasso, who has claimed fraud, came from unexpected quarters, with conservative politicians saying he needs to provide real evidence of wrongdoing. Read more>>

Ecuador’s national electoral council said Tuesday that the results of the country’s presidential vote are irreversible, giving ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno the victory. Juan Pablo Pozo, the president of the electoral council, said Mr. Moreno received 51.2% of the votes compared with 48.8% for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, with almost all the ballots counted. Pressure on Mr. Lasso, who has claimed fraud, came from unexpected quarters, with conservative politicians saying he needs to provide real evidence of wrongdoing. Read more>>

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#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon. https://t.co/7TqQ6sJhik
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the… https://t.co/soQ1qreULA
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer: https://t.co/5eac0lRmN7
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:
https://t.co/7TqQ6sJhik
DENIED: @SCOTUS rejects hearing case of Steven Donziger, who bribed Ecuadorian judge in failed effort to bilk Chevron for billions of dollars. https://t.co/zT0dlozk5R

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