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Tensions mount as Ecuador’s presidential race up in the air – Associated Press

Date: Feb 21, 2017

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 in from Sunday’s election, Moreno had a little over 39 percent of the votes and an almost 11-point lead over conservative Guillermo Lasso, a former banker who finished second in a field of nine candidates. But Moreno remained just under a point below the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid an April runoff. Read more>>